"As important as The Phoenix Project was for managing organizational change, The Unicorn Project is for the vast majority of us who actually solve problems. This book provides a vision for software engineers for generations to come."--Dr. Tom Longstaff, Chief Technology Officer, Carnegie Mellon University Software Engineering Institute "DevOps fans around the world rejoice! The Unicorn Project fills in all the gaps that The Phoenix Project never got to cover! Automated QA, loose coupling and APIs, democratized access, psychological safety, balancing current work with innovation, and more. It's all in there! Do yourself a favor and read this now to know where your practice should head next."--Stephen Fishman, Director Customer Success Architecture, MuleSoft, a Salesforce Company "The Unicorn Project is amazing, and I loved it 100 times more than The Phoenix Project....It made me remember every step we've gone through at adidas in the last 4 years."--Fernando Cornago, Senior Director Platform Engineering, adidas "The Unicorn Project takes you on a fun and imaginative journey into some of the most difficult IT and business challenges we face today. The project may be mythical, but the lessons and ideals encountered will provide real help to any leader seeking to unleash powerful potential within their organization. This should be required reading for any student, IT professional, or business leader who is serious about tackling data-driven digital disruption, customer focus, and workforce empowerment to deliver business value faster, better, safer, and happier."--Jason Cox, Director of Platform Engineering & SRE "Want to win in the digital economy? Read The Unicorn Project and take the bold steps framed in the Five Ideals and watch your people become your game-changers."--Raj Fowler, Principal Consultant, DevOpsGroup "What are developers' two typical experiences? Frustration, fatigue, anxiety, and aggravation when nothing comes together like it should and projects run late, over budget, and under promise. The Unicorn Project gives an empathetic over-the-shoulder look at how a peer can escape these too familiar circumstances, and Gene Kim does a masterful job of showing how a dynamic, discovery-oriented approach to technology transformation can combine the efforts of many to create lasting business advantages for all."--Dr. Steven Spear, author of The High-Velocity Edge, Sr. Lecturer at MIT, and principal of HVE LLC. "Every company going through a digital transformation needs to make this a must-read for all leaders. Not only will they recognize and empathize with the struggles of Maxine and team, they will also find insights for success with the Five Ideals. This book gives a roadmap to the type of rebellion every organization wishes for."--Courtney Kissler, VP, Global Technology, NIKE, Inc. "A bona fide digital transformation, one that makes a worthy difference in customer satisfaction, employee engagement, and cash flow, is a hard-fought victory through a gauntlet of agonizing battles. Wins, losses, and the unexpected are inevitable, and true grit--a combination of passion, courage, and perseverance--is required. The Unicorn Project is the organizational civil-war novel that every technology and business trailblazer must read."--Christopher O'Malley, President and CEO, Compuware "If you liked The Phoenix Project, you will absolutely fall in love with The Unicorn Project. This is the other side of the story that you need to fully understand modernized DevOps processes."--Dr. Branden R. Williams, Technology Executive "If you read The Phoenix Project and wondered if the author had been following you around at work, then The Unicorn Project is going to give you a sense of deja vu."--Erica Morrison, Executive Director of Software Engineering, CSG --Este texto se refiere a la edición hardcover.. Gene Kim is a multiple award-winning CTO, researcher and author, and has been studying high-performing technology organizations since 1999. He was founder and CTO of Tripwire for 13 years. He has written six books, including The Unicorn Project (2019), The Phoenix Project (2013) , The DevOps Handbook (2016) , the Shingo Publication Award winning Accelerate (2018), and The Visible Ops Handbook (2004-2006) series. Since 2014, he has been the founder and organizer of the DevOps Enterprise Summit, studying the technology transformations of large, complex organizations. In 2007, ComputerWorld added Gene to the 40 Innovative IT People to Watch Under the Age of 40 list, and he was named a Computer Science Outstanding Alumnus by Purdue University for achievement and leadership in the profession. He lives in Portland, OR, with his wife and family. --Este texto se refiere a la edición hardcover.. The Phoenix Project wowed over a half-million readers. Now comes The Unicorn Project!"The Unicorn Project is amazing, and I loved it 100 times more than The Phoenix Project..."--FERNANDO CORNAGO, Senior Director Platform Engineering, Adidas"Gene Kim does a masterful job of showing how ... the efforts of many create lasting business advantages for all."--DR. STEVEN SPEAR, author of The High-Velocity Edge, Sr. Lecturer at MIT, and principal of HVE LLC."The Unicorn Project is so clever, so good, so crazy enlightening!"--CORNELIA DAVIS, Vice President Of Technology at Pivotal Software, Inc., Author of Cloud Native PatternsThis highly anticipated follow-up to the bestselling title The Phoenix Project takes another look at Parts Unlimited, this time from the perspective of software development.In The Unicorn Project, we follow Maxine, a senior lead developer and architect, as she is exiled to the Phoenix Project, to the horror of her friends and colleagues, as punishment for contributing to a payroll outage. She tries to survive in what feels like a heartless and uncaring bureaucracy and to work within a system where no one can get anything done without endless committees, paperwork, and approvals.One day, she is approached by a ragtag bunch of misfits who say they want to overthrow the existing order, to liberate developers, to bring joy back to technology work, and to enable the business to win in a time of digital disruption. To her surprise, she finds herself drawn ever further into this movement, eventually becoming one of the leaders of the Rebellion, which puts her in the crosshairs of some familiar and very dangerous enemies.The Age of Software is here, and another mass extinction event looms--this is a story about rebel developers and business leaders working together, racing against time to innovate, survive, and thrive in a time of unprecedented uncertainty...and opportunity."The Unicorn Project provides insanely useful insights on how to improve your technology business."--DOMINICA DEGRANDIS, author of Making Work Visible and Director of Digital Transformation at Tasktop------"My goal in writing The Unicorn Project was to explore and reveal the necessary but invisible structures required to make developers (and all engineers) productive, and reveal the devastating effects of technical debt and complexity. I hope this book can create common ground for technology and business leaders to leave the past behind, and co-create a better future together."--Gene Kim, November 2019
A genius idea Learning about DevOps while enjoying a plot and characters is not what I expected. This works really well. Though I felt some of the ideas at the end were a bit tacked on.
Thoroughly enjoyed! Can't fault the easy flow and grabbing story of this book, much like it's predecessor. It's great to see the events unfold at a different level of the organization, one that sees most of the actual action. Would highly recommend as a casuy read or as a source of ideas.
Starts deceptively slow and gathers steam! Reads like a story but it's the background materials in the references that is required reading to understand the theoretical basis of some of the assertions in the books - like how to turn a sleeping giant into a fast and nimble company in a year. Its possible. Only gripe is it seems there's a lot packed into each chapter and it sometimes comes across as a menu of yet another term to look up and read about - from functional programming to chaos engineering!
2020's must have DevOps book! Essential reading. Arrived on time. Easy to read. I also read The Phoenix Project but the author explains that you can read this independently. Very useful for describing challenges at work!
A great read and a great sequel or companion to the Phoenix project A very easy read for anyone in software development. I like following Maxines adventure. It was good to also see returns of Bill and Sarah as well as Eric. Some slightly irritating 'sensei' references to people. Ending a little rushed, but all in all a great read and one I will be recommending.
Already hooked despite the proofing errors Looks set to be as gripping as The Phoenix Project, I already feel for Maxine. But @gene, you should be more careful with proofreading.
Liked The Phoenix Project? You’ll LOVE the Unicorn Project! Another great storyline to introduce and contextualise some really useful tenets. A lot of familiar characters but no reliance on having read the Phoenix Project. Amazingly fun read!
Good I think i, overall, prefered the Phoenix Project, but still deserves a 5 star review!
Hard to put down Enjoyed it from start to finish. Clearly described our current business position and why none of the actions work that have been implemented.
Fantastic book, now the hard work and excitement begins. Fantastic read, now I have to present and help implement these ideas for all of my colleagues and customers. Exciting times.
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