DevOps has always included a perspective on how people, process, and technology come together to speed delivery of value to a customer. To that end, Gene Kim’s (and his co-authors) books are iconic namely the Phoenix Project, the DevOps Handbook, Accelerate, and the most recent, the Unicorn Project. In this six part book club, we will study each book in depth with DevOps advocate and senior technical trainer, Michael Forrester from Web Age Solutions. Michael’s near 20 years of experience in infrastructure, DevOps, creating effective teams, and CI/CD tooling will be shared as the group discuss the major points of each book including the “dirty little secret” of the DevOps Handbook. Every week recommended reading will be shared (about 50 pages per week) and the book club will meet virtually for 60 minutes to review and discuss. Each weekly meeting will start with 20 minutes of review and transition into thoughtful questions and conversation based on that week’s reading.
Weekly Schedule for 6 weeks for the Phoenix Project (60 minute sessions)
1. Introduction and first six chapters – Thursday 3/26
Future sessions will be scheduled in the upcoming week
2. Chapters 7-12
3. Chapters 13-18
4. Chapters 19-24
5. Chapters 25-30
6. Ending and Chapters 30-35
All meetings will be done through Zoom and will be recorded for sharing and re-watch. Students are responsible for book purchases. A basic code of conduct will be created and socialized to frame discussions and to foster collaboration.