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Accelerate [Review]

TL;DR: Accelerate

Accelerate: How To Drive Improvement

Continuous delivery

  • Use version control for all production artifacts
  • Automate your deployment processes
  • Implement continuous integration (CI)
  • Use trunk-based development processes
  • Implement test-automation
  • Support test data management
  • Shift left on security (integrating security into the design and test phase of the software development process)
  • Implement continuous delivery (CD).


  • Use a loosely coupled architecture
  • Architect [the application] for empowered teams.

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Product and process

  • Gather and implement customer feedback
  • Make the work visible through value streams
  • Work in small batches
  • Forster and enable team experimentation.

Lean management and monitoring

  • Have a lightweight change approval process
  • Monitor across application and infrastructure to inform business decisions
  • Check system health proactively
  • Improve processes and manage work with work-in-progress (WIP) limits
  • Visualize work to monitor quality and communicate throughout the team


  • Support a generative culture (as outlined by Westrum)
  • Encourage and support learning
  • Support and facilitate collaboration among teams
  • Provide resources and tools that make work meaningful
  • Support or embody transformational leadership.

Accelerate — Conclusion

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Stefan Wolpers

I have worked for 17-plus years as a Scrum Master, Product Owner, and agile coach. Professional Scrum Trainer (PST) with Scrum.org.