So thrilled to have Gary as a guest on the Achieving DevOps podcast!
Gary Gruver is one of my personal DevOps heroes and is very well known for his landmark books. Unlike some of the writing I see out there, his writing reveals a solid background in the manufacturing field. He brings a process-driven engineer’s perspective that is always enjoyable and enlightening! He’s worked with HP, Macys, and a host of other enterprises in helping them achieve a stable quality signal and improve their delivery pipelines.
His current passion is helping as many people as possible achieve similar results through consulting, webinars, presentations, and books. Gary’s consulting approach is unique in that he stays engaged with organizations during their journeys to provide guidance when they hit specific challenges and to learn about what is and isn’t working during as many different transformations as possible. This experience enables him to help clients avoid common mistakes and share approaches that have been proven to deliver business results for a variety of companies. He is the author of “Starting and Scaling DevOps in the Enterprise” – a book that had a huge influence on my thinking – and co-author of “Leading the Transformation: Applying Agile and DevOps Principles at Scale” and “A Practical Approach to Large-Scale Agile Development: How HP Transformed LaserJet FutureSmart Firmware”.
Check out Gary’s books on his site below – I know of no one else in our industry that brings what he does to the table when it comes to optimizing flow and eliminating waste and repetitive work. A link to the interview is here – and it’s on the podcast platform of your choice. Apple, Google, Spotify, blah blah…. We’re on all the major platforms now, including Anchor, Apple, Google, Spotify, PocketCasts, and RadioPublic.
Enjoy the podcast!
Links to enjoy:
- The official Gruver Consulting site: https://garygruver.com/
- Gary on Twitter: https://twitter.com/GRUVERGary
- LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/garygruver
- My original review of “Starting and Scaling DevOps“, an incredibly valuable book that I still read from every 6 months or so: https://driftboatdave.com/2016/12/20/starting-and-scaling-devops-in-the-enterprise-review/