Accelerate Delivery Newsletter #11
#11 — NOV. 28, 2018
Accelerate Delivery Newsletter

Greetings, ADers!

Have something you want to share with other delivery-focused engineers? Send it my way: @AccelDelivery! I'd be happy to chat.

wamberg - Accelerate.Delivery team

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The Software Defined Delivery Manifesto

This short piece emphasizes that delivering software is as much a part of an engineer's job as writing software. This accompanying InfoQ article contains an interview with Rod Johnson, one of the authors of the manifesto.

10 strategies to reduce cycle times

This post has 10 solutions to speed up your engineering cycle time. They make for a good, broad checklist to work on your software delivery pipeline. The post also links to the GitLab handbook. This is a great playbook on how to run a distributed, all-remote company. If you're looking for pointers on engineering, sales, product, etc. decisions that a successful company has made, check it out.


Taming the Rate of Change

Subbu Allamaraju, VP of Technology at Expedia Group, ponders what it might take to improve software stability without sacrificing delivery speed.


Managing Feature Flag Debt with Split

Feature flags are wonderful enablers of continuous delivery. They are also tech debt. When you create a feature flag you have to commit to cleaning it up. This post provides four tactics you can use to reduce the tech debt incurred by feature flags.

🔊 Podcasts

DevOps Podcast Series

A free, playlist of condensed wisdom from Dr. Nicole Forsgren and Jez Humble, co-authors of Accelerate. If you want a crash-course, or a refresher, on continuous delivery this is a great place to go.

Amdocs DevOps Podcasts

🛠️ Tools


A tool for exploring a docker image, layer contents, and discovering ways to shrink your Docker image size. Use it to investigate a docker image without shelling into a running container and `ls`ing around.