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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The Phoenix Project: A Novel about IT, DevOps, and Helping Your Business Win by Gene Kim, Kevin Behr, George Spafford

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780988262508
Publisher: IT Revolution Press
Publication date: 10/16/2014
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 376
Sales rank: 263,457
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Gene Kim is a multiple award winning CTO, researcher and author. He was founder and CTO of Tripwire for 13 years and has worked with some of the top Internet companies on improving deployment flow and increasing the rigor around IT operational processes. In 2007, ComputerWorld added Gene to the "40 Innovative IT People Under The Age Of 40" list, and was given the Outstanding Alumnus Award by the Department of Computer Sciences at Purdue University.
Kevin Behr is the founder of the Information Technology Process Institute (ITPI) and the Chief Strategist for the CIO and Board Advisory Practice at Assemblage Pointe, where Kevin has built a unique consulting practice that mentors and coaches IT organizations to increase their business effectiveness and competitive advantage now and over the long term through the application of improvement sciences.
George Spafford is a Research Director for Gartner covering process improvement in IT operations that leverage best practice references. He is a prolific author and speaker, and has consulted and conducted training on strategy, IT management, information security and overall service improvement in the U.S., Canada, Australia, New Zealand and China.

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The Phoenix Project: A Novel About IT, DevOps, and Helping Your Business Win 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 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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gbautista72 More than 1 year ago
Good read. Easy read. Not too technical or geeky. For anyone in I.T. It meshes together the world of I.T. and Lean Six-Sigma. I enjoyed how it all came together. I agree, I.T. isn't always a fun place to work: crashes; applications get hosed up, viruses, spam emails! You have to be Johnny-on-the-spot. You have to be the firefighter ready to go at any minute. The Phoenix Project showed how that can change. With careful laid out plans, trial and error. I was actually excited reading this book waiting to see how it all turned out at the end.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.