At some point in every discussion of DevOps or organizational transformations, The Phoenix Project, the seminal book by Kevin Behr, Gene Kim, and George Spafford comes up. More than just “A Novel About IT, DevOps, and Helping Your Business Win,” it’s become a “water cooler” book for everyone from sysadmins in the basement to CxOs in the boardroom. Released in January 2013, we sit down with Gene Kim to look at how The Phoenix Project has influenced our industry over the past year, plus ask Gene questions we’ve always had about the characters and the story. Plus, we find out what Gene’s been working on since Phoenix shipped. Join us for:
- Workplace injuries spike the week after the Daylight Savings change?
- DST and engineering maturity
- 1:32 – News & Views
- ThoughtWorks open sources Go, its continuous delivery platform
- Users can register at the Go site to be notified of source code availability
- More scary, but unsurprising details come out about Mt. Gox’s software development processes
- Does Mt. Gox still control the “lost” Bitcoins?
- GNU TLS project goes through its own goto cleanup
- 10:55 – Main Segment: The Phoenix Project: A Year In
- 57:30 – Review
- Paul will be speaking at Mountain West DevOps in Salt Lake City next week!
- USENIX is holding a release engineering-specific conference; CFPs for that are open now
- As always, devopsconferences.com has more conference-deets
Paul reviews Eric Schlosser’s Command and Control: Nuclear Weapons, the Damascus Accident, and the Illusion of Safety, which has a surprising connection to release engineering and DevOps.
What’s been the largest takeaway for you from The Phoenix Project?
In the last year, what characters and situations from The Phoenix Project, (both good and bad!) have you seen in your own organizations?
Join the discussion!