The Unicorn Project

The Unicorn Project

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 Phoenix Project, Bill, an IT manager at Parts Unlimited, is tasked with a project critical to the future of the business, code named Phoenix Project. But the project is massively over budget and behind schedule. The CEO demands Bill fix the mess in ninety days or else Bill's entire department will be outsourced. 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 "red shirt" developers and business leaders working together, racing against time to innovate, survive, and thrive in a time of unprecedented uncertainty...and opportunity.

Title:The Unicorn Project
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781942788768
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    The Unicorn Project Reviews

  • Sebastian Gebski

    Great idea (re-utilized tbh), brilliant principles, but not a great book.What did I like?- the general "stage" was set quite well - easy to grasp & understand the problems, credible & "realistic"- som...

  • Bjoern Rochel

    Wow, where do I start with this one? The Unicorn Project is a book that I immediately bought, once I heard of its existence. I loved The Phoenix Project, dug deeper by reading a lot of Goldratts books...

  • Kevin

    I wanted to like this story a lot more than I did... What resonated for me with The Phoenix Project, and later The Goal, seemed to be largely missing when I read The Unicorn Project. Some of it may ha...

  • Joel Bastos

    Like its predecessor "The Phoenix Project", this book dwells on the transformation required for companies to achieve sustained velocity and quality relying on communication and data-driven decisions. ...

  • Jakub

    I did have quite high expectation's from this book. Looking at The Pheonix Project and DevOps Handbook I thought this will be HUGE. and it was, but disappointment.Firstly, with PP I could identify mys...

  • Nixie

    Easily one of the worst books I've ever read. Or rather couldn't read: I gave up on page 199.There might've been some good message in it, and it sounded like an interesting format, but unfortunately i...

  • Julian Dunn

    I read The Phoenix Project back in 2012 or so, near the beginning of the DevOps movement, and I couldn't put it down. As someone who had spent most of his career up to that point in mostly-horrible op...

  • Yoly

    This book’s predecessor, The Phoenix Project: A Novel About IT, DevOps, and Helping Your Business Win introduced me to DevOps in 2013, and while I was looking forward to learning new things about so...

  • Kirill

    A pretty nice novel and a long awaited sequel. Good illustration of must-know-and-follow principles that became industry standards in the last decade.Despite I thoroughly enjoyed the story flow, there...

  • Phil Tomson

    The target audience of this novel is software development professionals. If you aren't involved in software development you're not going to get a lot of the terminology.For those in the target audienc...