The Unicorn Project: A Novel about Developers, Digital Disruption, and Thriving in the Age of Digital, by Gene Kim
This new novel by Gene Kim takes place simultaneously as the events of The Phoenix Project with many of the same characters, business challenges and end results. All of this continues to take place within the fictional company, Parts Unlimited. However, while the prior book gave us insight into the transformation of the operations team, this book chronicles the journey from a developers point of view.
The Unicorn Project takes you on a fun and inspiring journey into some of the most difficult IT and business challenges we face today. The project may be mythical, but the lessons and ideals uncovered here provide real help and inspiration to any leader seeking to transform their business. Along the way, you discover people empowering, data driven and digital business enabling ways of working that can unleash the powerful potential within any organization.
There are five ideals that are discovered through the course of the book that will help any business succeed.
- The First Ideal – Locality and Simplicity
- The Second Ideal – Focus, Flow, and Joy
- The Third Ideal – Improvement of Daily Work
- The Fourth Ideal – Psychological Safety
- The Fifth Ideal – Focus on our Customer
I recommend this book for any business or technology student, professional or leader who is serious about leveraging data driven digital disruption and workforce empowerment to delivering business value faster, better, safer and happier.
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