Gene Kim - "The Unicorn Project"

Episode 560 · December 27th, 2019 · 44 mins 45 secs

About this Episode

Maxine, the fictional character in Gene Kim’s latest book “The Unicorn Project,” likely shares your plight. In this edition of The New Stack Makers podcast, Kim, who is also the author of the seminal and now classic “The Phoenix Project,” discusses Maxine’s daily struggles — and without disclosing spoilers — successes.

Maxine shares the developer’s modern-day angst in this paradoxically open source and DevOps Renaissance. While her plight is fictional, Maxine shows how developers, with management’s backing, can transform an enterprise’s DevOps with its from-the-front-lines fictionalized case study with human drama to spare.

And, of course, it is never easy, whether you are trying to convince management to back you or your team to implement DevOps — or if you are Maxine in “The Unicorn Project.” In the the first third of the book, Maxine is stranded on an island” and “everything requires a ticket — not one ticket but like 30 tickets,” Kim said. “She’s having to pester people to get even license keys or environments,” Kim said.

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