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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 uncertaintyand opportunity

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    Great idea re utilized tbh brilliant principles but not a great bookWhat did I like? the general stage was set quite well easy to grasp understand the problems credible realistic some of the comparisons eg to redshirts were brilliant hilarious I likes sensei quotations they may have felt a bit out of place but they were very valuable in a context my fav one was about horizons I really believe this book can have its effect I mean be thought provoking for certain class of individuals than any other oneWhat didn't I like? oversimplifications not in terms of WHAT to do there's a good balance here but in terms of how certain obstaclesimpediments are hard to get through the biggest challenges in the book incl re writing the most messed parts of the software were beaten in a week or so reality is NOT like that I'm not saying rebellion should not do what they did I'm saying this book can build false expectations eg in non tech executives that rhinos can be turned into unicorns within a month or so in terms of word crafting it's just artisan work it doesn't tire the reader down but I wouldn't call it fun to read there were about 3 moments of max naivety with cargo cult like statements about FP Panter etc which appeared almost childishNevertheless this IS an important book Another piece in a wide education set for all the IT professionals around the word It's not perfect yet it's one of the best pieces of weaponry we have and for that I'm thankful42 45 stars