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November 21, 2019

#TBT – The Three Ways

By IT Revolution


As you may know by now, The Unicorn Project will be released next week on Tuesday, November 26. We are very excited to share this highly anticipated follow-up to the bestselling book The Phoenix Project.
In The Unicorn Project, we once again visit Parts Unlimited, but this time from the perspective of rebel developers and business leaders who work together as they race against time to innovate, survive, and thrive in the marketplace. This book is a story about how a thoughtful, dedicated group of people can have a tremendous, high-value, and meaningful impact on business outcomes. 

In the spirit of Throwback Thursday, we wanted to revisit the Three Ways that Gene Kim introduced in The Phoenix Project. In The Phoenix Project, the constructs of the Three Ways and Four Types of Work were introduced to frame some of the important concepts in the book. Similarly, in The Unicorn Project, Gene introduces the Five Ideals to frame what he thinks are the most important problems facing engineering and business today.

Take a look at the original blog post on the Three Ways that resonated with so many readers.


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1 Comment

  • Alistair Doran Dec 4, 2019 3:08 pm

    I love this book!! At first, I thought it was just going to be another Phoenix Project but from a different view, but this was certainly not the case. The book goes into a lot more detail on how to make IT and the business "One". I particularly liked the parts on "The concepts of Horizons 1, 2, and 3 and would love to know more about this (all papers I've found so far seems to be a bit outdated). It's an easy but thought-provoking read and I am just about start reading it again for the second time, as I'm sure there is stuff I missed the first time around. I just wish more authors would write this when trying to teach new ways. Thank you. Alistair

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