The Unicorn Project: A Novel about Digital Disruption, Redshirts, and Overthrowing the Ancient Powerful Order: A Novel…


The Phoenix Project wowed over a half-million readers. Now comes the Wall Street Journal Bestselling 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 Patterns This 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

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The Phoenix Challenge wowed over a half-million readers. Now comes the Wall Road Journal Bestselling The Unicorn Challenge! “The Unicorn Challenge is wonderful, and I liked it 100 occasions greater than The Phoenix Challenge…”–FERNANDO CORNAGO, Senior Director Platform Engineering, Adidas “Gene Kim does a masterful job of displaying how … the efforts of many create lasting enterprise benefits for all.”–DR. STEVEN SPEAR, creator of The Excessive-Velocity Edge, Sr. Lecturer at MIT, and principal of HVE LLC. “The Unicorn Challenge is so intelligent, so good, so loopy enlightening!”–CORNELIA DAVIS, Vice President Of Know-how at Pivotal Software program, Inc., Writer of Cloud Native Patterns This extremely anticipated follow-up to the bestselling title The Phoenix Challenge takes one other take a look at Components Limitless, this time from the angle of software program growth. In The Unicorn Challenge, we observe Maxine, a senior lead developer and architect, as she is exiled to the Phoenix Challenge, to the horror of her pals and colleagues, as punishment for contributing to a payroll outage. She tries to outlive in what appears like a heartless and uncaring paperwork and to work inside a system the place nobody can get something achieved with out countless committees, paperwork, and approvals. At some point, she is approached by a ragtag bunch of misfits who say they need to overthrow the present order, to liberate builders, to convey pleasure again to expertise work, and to allow the enterprise to win in a time of digital disruption. To her shock, she finds herself drawn ever additional into this motion, finally changing into one of many leaders of the Riot, which places her within the crosshairs of some acquainted and really harmful enemies. The Age of Software program is right here, and one other mass extinction occasion looms–this is a narrative about insurgent builders and enterprise leaders working collectively, racing in opposition to time to innovate, survive, and thrive in a time of unprecedented uncertainty…and alternative. “The Unicorn Challenge gives insanely helpful insights on find out how to enhance your expertise enterprise.”–DOMINICA DEGRANDIS, creator of Making Work Seen and Director of Digital Transformation at Tasktop —— “My aim in writing The Unicorn Challenge was to discover and reveal the mandatory however invisible buildings required to make builders (and all engineers) productive, and reveal the devastating results of technical debt and complexity. I hope this e-book can create widespread floor for expertise and enterprise leaders to depart the previous behind, and co-create a greater future collectively.”–Gene Kim, November 2019

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