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The Phoenix Project by George Spafford, Kevin Behr, Gene Kim

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Chapter 32

The next two weeks fly by with the SWAT team activities taking up much of my time, as well as Wes’ and Patty’s.

It’s been over a decade since I’ve had daily interactions with developers. I had forgotten how quirky they can be. To me, they seem more like indie musicians than engineers.

In my day, developers wore pocket protectors—not vintage T-shirts and sandals—and carried slide rules, not skateboards.

In many ways, most of these guys are my temperamental opposites. I like people who create and follow processes, people who value rigor and discipline. These guys shun process in favor of whim and whimsy.

But thank goodness they’re here.

I know that stereotyping an entire profession isn’t fair. I know that all ...

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