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Jez Humble, Author of "Continuous Delivery" & GOTO Chicago PC Member

Jez Humble

Biography: Jez Humble

Jez Humble is co-author of the Jolt Award winning Continuous Delivery, published in Martin Fowler’s Signature Series (Addison Wesley, 2010), and Lean Enterprise, in Eric Ries’ Lean series (O'Reilly, 2015). He has spent his career tinkering with code, infrastructure, and product development in companies of varying sizes across three continents. He is currently researching how to build high performing teams, and helping to create a cloud platform for government. He works at 18F, and teaches at UC Berkeley.

Twitter: @jezhumble
Humble, O'Reilly and Associates:
Book: Lean Enterprise (O'Reilly 2015)

Presentation: The Secrets of High Performance: Science Edition

Time: Tuesday 17:10 - 18:00 / Location: Promenade Ballroom B & C

Jez and Nicole have spent the last three years researching high performing IT teams, and the impact of IT performance on organizational performance. In this talk, we'll present the key factors that enable not just higher throughput but also higher stability and quality, lower cost, and happier teams. Discover how continuous delivery and lean management practices produce higher IT performance (and indeed what we might mean by performance), along with how to measure culture and its impact on IT and organizational culture. Find out how to science the crap out of software development and product development. Learn the patterns and practices used by high performing organizations to outcompete their peers.

Workshop: High Performance Organizations: Creating Lean Enterprises That Move Fast At Scale

Time: Monday 09:00 - 16:00 / Location: Room 2



Large organizations often struggle to leverage software to create innovative products. A number of organizational factors conspire to create obstacles to moving fast at scale, including culture, governance, and financial management, and the application of portfolio and program management strategies that do not take advantage of the unique characteristics of software.


In this training we’ll discuss how to take a lean approach to developing new products and running large scale programs of work, and how to grow a culture that enables organizations to turn software into a competitive advantage.


  • Executives interested in strategy, leadership, organization culture, and good governance
  • Directors of IT, both for applications and for infrastructure and operations
  • Anyone working in program or project management, including members of the PMO
  • People in finance and accounting or in governance, regulation, and compliance who are involved in delivery