Jez Humble addresses the most important factors in implementing continuous delivery: organizational, architectural and process.
Jez Humble is a Principal Consultant with ThoughtWorks, and author of Continuous Delivery, published in Martin Fowler's Signature Series. He has worked as a developer, system administrator, trainer, consultant, manager, and speaker. He has worked with a variety of platforms and technologies, consulting for non-profits, telecoms, financial services, and online retail companies.
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It includes tools also
Some tools are more efficient and easier to use. For example source control systems, mocking frameworks, etc. matter because it can cost you time if it's verbose to write in, or hard to maintain.
Because tools can make your job harder or easier as well. There are certain traits to look for in each type of tools that you can look for to make your life easier when choosing them.
Choosing tools in my book is just as important as the rest of the stuff you preach.
Re: It includes tools also
I have seen *many* organizations waste a lot of money and energy in stupid religious wars over tooling when the biggest obstacles were the ones I discuss in my talk.