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Hello, readers! Today, I’m going to share with you a brief summary of an insightful book, “Industrial DevOps: Build Better Systems Faster” by Dr. Suzette Johnson and Robin Yeman. This book provides a comprehensive guide on how to apply Agile and DevOps principles in the development of cyber-physical systems.

Industrial DevOps

What is Industrial DevOps?

Industrial DevOps is the application of Lean, Agile, and DevOps principles to the planning, development, manufacturing, deployment, and serviceability of significant cyber-physical systems. It bridges the principles and practices of Agile, Lean, and DevOps with the unique needs and challenges of cyber-physical systems.

The Nine Principles of Industrial DevOps

The authors have identified nine key principles that are effective in successfully delivering cyber-physical systems across industries:

  1. Organize for the Flow of Value: Align your multiple product teams for regular demonstration and delivery of value.
  2. Apply Multiple Horizons of Planning: Address scaling and complexity while leveraging ongoing experimentation and learning.
  3. Implement Data-Driven Decisions: Use current observations and metrics to manage the flow of work across systems of systems, and continuously improve with real-time data.
  4. Architect for Change and Speed: Reduce dependencies and improve the speed of change.
  5. Iterate, Manage Queues, Create Flow: Emphasize the importance of fast feedback, experimentation, and continuous learning.
  6. Establish Cadence and Synchronization for Flow: Reduce variability and improve predictability.
  7. Integrate Early and Often: Cover different levels and types of integration points across large, complex systems.
  8. Shift Left: Emphasize a “test-first” mindset encompassing the multiple levels of testing across cyber-physical systems.
  9. Apply a Growth Mindset: Continuously learn, innovate, and adapt to the changes around us in order to stay competitive.


The book “Industrial DevOps: Build Better Systems Faster” provides a comprehensive and actionable guide, empowering organizations to establish teams and capabilities that surpass the competition in both insight and agility. It’s a must-read for anyone interested in the application of Agile and DevOps principles in the development of cyber-physical systems.

Stay tuned for more insights and happy reading!

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