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The Phoenix Project: A Novel About IT, DevOps, and Helping Your Business Win
     

The Phoenix Project: A Novel About IT, DevOps, and Helping Your Business Win

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by Gene Kim
 

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Bill is an IT manager at Parts Unlimited. It's Tuesday morning and on his drive into the office, Bill gets a call from the CEO.

The company's new IT initiative, code named Phoenix Project, is critical to the future of Parts Unlimited, but the project is massively over budget and very late. The CEO wants Bill to report directly to him and fix the mess in

Overview

Bill is an IT manager at Parts Unlimited. It's Tuesday morning and on his drive into the office, Bill gets a call from the CEO.

The company's new IT initiative, code named Phoenix Project, is critical to the future of Parts Unlimited, but the project is massively over budget and very late. The CEO wants Bill to report directly to him and fix the mess in ninety days or else Bill's entire department will be outsourced.

With the help of a prospective board member and his mysterious philosophy of The Three Ways, Bill starts to see that IT work has more in common with manufacturing plant work than he ever imagined. With the clock ticking, Bill must organize work flow streamline interdepartmental communications, and effectively serve the other business functions at Parts Unlimited.

In a fast-paced and entertaining style, three luminaries of the DevOps movement deliver a story that anyone who works in IT will recognize. Readers will not only learn how to improve their own IT organizations, they'll never view IT the same way again.

Editorial Reviews

President and CEO, Red Hat, Inc. - Jim Whitehurst
"The Phoenix Project is a must read for business and IT executives struggling with the growing complexity of IT."
Founder & CEO, O'Reilly Media - Tim O'Reilly
"The Phoenix Project is a great way to get non-technical managers to understand what developers do. Every person involved in a failed IT project should be forced to read this book."
Coauthor of the the Shingo Prize-winning book "Lean IT: Enabling and Sustaining Your Lean Transformation" - Mike Orzen
"A must-read for anyone wanting to transform their IT to enable the business to win. Told through an absorbing story that is impossible to put down, the authors teach the essential lessons in an accessible way. Every business leader and IT professional should read this book!"
Coauthor of the Jolt award-winning book "Continuous Delivery" and VP at Chef - Jez Humble
"This book is a gripping read that captures brilliantly the dilemmas that face companies which depend on IT, and offers real-world solutions. As Deming reminds us, 'It is not necessary to change. Survival is not mandatory.' The Phoenix Project will have a profound effect on IT, just as Dr. Goldratt's book The Goal did for manufacturing."

Product Details

BN ID:
2940016781068
Publisher:
IT Revolution Press
Publication date:
01/15/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
376
Sales rank:
27,083
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

Gene Kim was founder and CTO of Tripwire, Inc. for thirteen years, where he started his journey studying high-performing IT organizations.

Kevin Behr founded the Information Technology Process Institute (ITPI) and has twenty-five years of IT management experience mentoring and advising CEOs and CIOs

George Spafford is an industry analyst who helps IT organizations to better define goals, necessary conditions and how to attain them.

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The Phoenix Project: A Novel About IT, DevOps, and Helping Your Business Win 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A must read. Places activities in real world scenarios.
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Andhanni More than 1 year ago
This is one of the best books for anyone looking for reasons to develop a IT Process while looking for an actual enjoyable read.  The team of authors have spent a great amount of time developing the characters and process that most companies really go through to mature.
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For anyone in the IT business, this book was both entertaining and somewhat enlightening. Gives the same perspective you get at work every day, but a tongue in cheek view of the other side of the fence.
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