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February 26, 2018

Beyond The Phoenix Project Audio Series & The 5th Anniversary Edition of The Phoenix Project

By Gene Kim

Last month, in the IT Revolution Newsletter, I described how The Phoenix Project is celebrating its fifth birthday.

In commemoration, we are releasing something I’m super excited about, titled Beyond The Phoenix Project.

This is nine hours of audio (yes, it grew by two hours since January!) that John Willis and I recorded over the course of the last four months, based on hundreds of hours of research, preparation and rehearsal.

For those of you who don’t know, John Willis is one of my co-authors of The DevOps Handbook. Not only is he a good friend of mine, he is without a doubt, one of the original driving forces behind the DevOps movement and one of the co-founders of DevOpsDays as well as the unofficial DevOps historian.

John proposed this project years ago, inspired by our love of Dr. Goldratt’s “Beyond The Goal” audio series — this is something I listened to scores of times during the development of The Phoenix Project.

I learned so much during this project — I’m sure even the most ardent DevOps scholars and enthusiasts will learn many surprising and awesome things, just like I did.

Over the next week, I’ll share with you some of my favorite highlights and excerpts from the nine different modules of Beyond The Phoenix Project. I hope you enjoy them!

Cheers!

Gene

PS: We’ll also be releasing the transcripts from Beyond The Phoenix Project — surprisingly, it came out to about 90,000 words. This is almost as long as The DevOps Handbook, with almost as many citations! : )

PPS: Next week, we are also releasing the special 5th Anniversary Edition of The Phoenix Project — it has a shiny, sparkly new cover, a new afterword, and includes a significant portion of The DevOps Handbook. I feel it’s a better resource than ever for helping people understand why DevOps is important, and its principles and patterns.

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