Chapter 2. The Small Batches Principle

One of the themes you will see in this book is the small batches principle: It is better to do work in small batches than in big leaps. Small batches permit us to deliver results faster, with higher quality and less stress.

This chapter begins with an example that has nothing to do with system administration to demonstrate the general idea. Then it focuses on three IT-specific examples to show how the method applies and the benefits that follow.

The small batches principle is part of the DevOps methodology. It comes from the Lean Manufacturing movement, which is often called just-in-time (JIT) manufacturing. It can be applied to just about any kind of process that you do frequently. It also enables the minimum ...

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