The Unicorn Project: A Novel about Developers, Digital Disruption, and Thriving in the Age of Data

  • 6h 56m
  • Gene Kim
  • IT Revolution Press
  • 2019

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.

About the Author

Gene Kim is a multi-award winning CTO, researcher, and author. He is the founder of Tripwire and served as CTO for thirteen years. His books include The Phoenix Project, The Unicorn Project, The DevOps Handbook, Beyond the Phoenix Project, Accelerate, The Visible Ops Handbook, and Visible Ops Security. He is also the founder of IT Revolution and the DevOps Enterprise Summits held in London and Las Vegas.

In this Book

  • Wednesday, September 3
  • Friday, September 5th
  • Monday, September 8
  • Thursday, September 11
  • Thursday, September 11
  • Friday, September 12
  • Thursday, September 18
  • Tuesday, September 23
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  • Wednesday, October 1
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  • Thursday, November 6th
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  • Tuesday, November 25
  • Friday, December 5
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  • Thursday, December 18
  • Tuesday, January 13


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