Beyond the Phoenix Project
Five years after the bestselling DevOps book The Phoenix Project took the world by storm, John Willis and Gene Kim set out to research and describe the foundational ideas that DevOps and The Phoenix Project are based upon. The outcome is an audio based book entitled Beyond the Phoenix Project that describes how Lean, Safety and Human Factors and Learning Organizations converged to create DevOps and revolutionize the IT industry. In this keynote talk, John Willis discusses how concepts from Deming, Goldratt, Dekker, Cook, Argyris, and Senge influenced DevOps thinking and how the effort to create Beyond the Phoenix Project came to be. He will also discuss recently related DevOps case studies as well as where DevOps and the IT Industry are heading in the future. Attendees of this visionary keynote will leave with an understanding of where DevOps came from, what success organizations are having by applying DevOps principles, and what lies in the future for the DevOps revolution.