The Open IT Project

This page is the home of our 2023 project to bring Teal Unicorn’s successful Open concepts to the Information Technology context. At Teal Unicorn, we have used our version of Open Work and Open Management to make work better for many organisations, large and small: better results, better lives, better society.  The numbers are spectacular. We wrote 5-star books. We got on TV. Clients make videos about us. People laugh and cry. We all have a good time. We’ve made lifelong friends. This stuff works.


The purpose of this project is to bring those ideas to make a difference within IT organisations. IT is the epicentre of much of Open: it has been the thought leader in better ways of working for decades now, leading the way with XP, Scrum, Agile, DevOps, Resilience Engineering, Remote Working, and more. Teal Unicorn has done so well with Open in business. Now we want to bring our formulation of the same ideas back to IT – it is the least we can do.


Come on a one year journey with us through 2023. Starting in April, approximately once a week, there will be LinkedIn posts interspersed with webinars. We will supplement the posts with videos. We encourage discussion and contribution, to evolve the syllabus even as we work through it, with an aim of a body of knowledge by year end that all can benefit from: Open IT.


Join our mailing list to get the Open IT newsletter with a copy of the weekly post, notifications of webinars, extra reading, and summary of the key points from previous week’s discussions. (You will need to sign up for our monthly Teal Unicorn newsletter too.  You can unsubscribe from it anytime, but hey! check it out, it’s pretty good.)

That’s it. That’s all you have to do.  Get the newsletter, follow along, engage as much as you want to discuss and develop the ideas, or just sit back and learn.

The project lives on this page for 2023; the body of knowledge lives at Open IT permanently.


The content we will cover: coming soon

Roadmap of posts and webinars

How we will cover the content: coming soon