Jez Humble

Jez Humble



Agile software engineering, product development, lean management.


Jez Humble is co-author of Accelerate, The DevOps Handbook, Lean Enterprise, and the Jolt Award winning Continuous Delivery. He has spent his career tinkering with code, infrastructure, and product development in companies of varying sizes across three continents, most recently working for the US Federal Government at 18F. He is currently researching how to build high performing teams at his startup, DevOps Research and Assessment LLC, and teaching at UC Berkeley.

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

Last updated:

December 11, 2018