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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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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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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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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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Must listen for people interested in DevOps

An amazing discussion that delves into the building blocks of DevOps and discusses the luminaries who are literally changing the world by enabling business innovation.

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amazing compilation of devops knowledge

wonderful compendium of devops knowledge and resources for those interested in pursuing further studies. loved the panel discussion around safety

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Can't get enough DevOps, but not a tecchie

What made the experience of listening to Beyond the Phoenix Project the most enjoyable?

I've read many of the authors that Gene and John reference, so I really enjoyed how they knit together the thoughts and writings on which DevOps principles are based.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Favorite character? I can't pick favorites between these two. Just like my kids, love them both equally

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

The format is loose and conversational. The conversations are very well edited to retain the relaxed feeling while keeping it succint.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Too much info for me to take in during one sitting. I listen to audio books while I drive, and this was a good one to spread out over multiple trips.

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Great audible collaborative discussion

Doing for IT continuous delivery pipeline and DevOps as Goldrath’s The Goal did for manufacturing back in the days when I was getting my masters in TQM, this follow up to the Phoenix Project is a great listen.

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Only high-level information. Nothing concrete.

Too much history and not enough real details for us to use. Overall, pretty bad.

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