Jez Humble

Continuing Lecturer


Agile software engineering, product development, lean management.



Jez Humble is co-author of several books on software including Shingo Publication Award winner Accelerate, The DevOps HandbookLean Enterprise, and Jolt Award winner Continuous Delivery. He has spent his 20 year career in software tinkering with code, infrastructure, and product development in companies of varying sizes across three continents, including working for the US Federal Government’s 18F team as part of the Obama Tech Surge, and co-founding startup DevOps Research and Assessment LLC, which was acquired by Google in December 2018. He works for Google as a site reliability engineer, and teaches at UC Berkeley’s School of Information.

Current Research

I'm currently researching IT performance and the factors that impact it (including organizational and environmental factors). I have a particular focus on investigating the emerging trend of DevOps, as it has received little attention in academia, but is getting much attention in industry and isn’t yet well understood.


BA (Hons) Physics and Philosophy, Balliol College, Oxford University

MMus Ethnomusicology, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London