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Beyond the Phoenix Project

The Origins and Evolution of DevOps
Written by: Gene Kim, John Willis
Narrated by: Gene Kim, John Willis
Length: 7 hrs and 33 mins
Categories: Business & Money, Careers
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Gene Kim and John Willis present this nine-part series that includes an oral history of the DevOps movement, as well as discussion around pivotal figures and philosophies that DevOps draws upon, from Goldratt to Deming; from Lean to Safety Culture to Learning Organizations.The audiobook is a great way for listeners to take an even deeper dive into topics relevant to DevOps and leading technology organizations.

©2018 Gene Kim and John Willis (P)2018 Gene Kim and John Willis

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  • Ethan Klitzke
  • 2018-03-09

From Darwin to DevOps

Thanks to Gene Kim and John Willis for the excellent overview "From Darwin to DevOps"! Just finished my first listen. Now to read the mountain of wonderful references I haven't read yet. Sign of a great book is one that leads to your next book... or twenty

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  • Sandra Dunn
  • 2018-05-25

Must Listen !!!

I enjoyed The Phoenix Project - I LOVED Beyond The Phoenix - this changed how I work ! Thank you to Gene Kim & John Willis for your commitment and dedication for giving people the tools to achieve great work!

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  • Martin G. Erb
  • 2018-03-24

Should be Required Listening for all IT Pros

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I have recommended this audiobook to everyone I know in the IT business. It provides the intellectual underpinnings for the maturation of IT from craft to industrial strength quality and cost effectiveness - a major constraint on the world's economy and the welfare of all humankind.

Who was your favorite character and why?

It is hard to answer why any of the great minds that Gene and John talk about is my favorite. I have a bias to those I already know and now want to learn more about those I have learned about in this audio book.

What about Gene Kim and John Willis ’s performance did you like?

Their sharp wit, examples, and metaphors. Kudos to the editors!!!

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

While this geeky material should not be an emotional topic - I found many of the learnings - especially the roots of behaviors and willingness to change intellectually and motivationally stimulating.

Any additional comments?

As an android user, the Audible version is much easier to navigate than the iTunes version.

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  • Givi Dochviri
  • 2018-07-30

This is a must!

After reading the Goal and the Phoenix project you must listen to this brilliant discussion. You will find yourself in sea of new information and will probably buy yourself more books like i did :)

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  • Hal
  • 2018-07-16

starting an IT Revolution

this work serves well to crystalize the resources and thoughts that came together into what is now termed DEVOPS. At least in what the thought leaders intend DEVOPS to be. important work for those in search of deeper understanding.

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  • El Beh
  • 2018-06-23

Content is okay, but the delivery is...something.

This sounds like 7 hours of one dude who really likes to hear himself talk, and another who actually has some interesting things to say just waiting for the former to stop talking. Would probably be way better with just the latter.
Also, the excessive and overly dramatic Deming-worship makes me uncomfortable.

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  • O. Moskalenko
  • 2018-03-18

Great book, some delivery issues

The book is brilliant. It weaves together so many disciplines and a lot of issue back history creating a very compelling narrative. I learned a lot and will likely listen to it many more times. There were some delivery issues, mainly Gene Kim's voice trailing off or him turning away from the microphone, so I'm really glad I got the transcript as well.

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  • Kristjan Wager
  • 2020-01-16

Lots of namedropping

The purpose of the book is to share stories and knowledge in order to teach us more about DevOps. Unfortunately it turned more into an exercise in namedropping and patting each other on their backs.

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  • NC-Schirf
  • 2019-12-11

essential learning

best absorbed via audiobook. This is essential listening to continue your learning into the devops movement.

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  • PiEmAn
  • 2019-11-24

Excellent follow-up the The Phoenix Project

The audible book was amazing as it has the live discussions and stories told by the authors, Gene Kim and John Willis. The stories and history were so valuable and they tied everything back to "The Phoenix Project" and the "DevOps Handbook. I will be listening to this again in once I finish the DevOps Handbook.