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

Five years after this sleeper hit took on the world of IT and flipped it on it's head, the 5th Anniversary Edition of The Phoenix Project continues to guide IT in the DevOps revolution. In this newly updated and expanded edition of the bestselling The Phoenix Project, co-author Gene Kim includes a new afterword and a deeper delve into the Three Ways as described in The DevOps Handbook. Bill, an IT manager at Parts Unlimited, has been tasked with taking on a project critical to the future of the business, code named Phoenix Project. But the project is massively over budget and behind schedule. The CEO demands Bill must 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 a 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: 9781942788294
Publisher: IT Revolution Press
Publication date: 02/27/2018
Edition description: 5th Anniversary Edition
Pages: 432
Sales rank: 22,927
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.50(d)

About the Author

Gene Kim is a multi-award winning CTO, researcher, and author. He is the founder of Tripwire and served as CTO for thirteen years. His books include The Phoenix Project, The DevOps Handbook, The Visible Ops Handbook, and Visible Ops Security.Kevin Behr is the founder of the Information Technology Process Institute (ITPI) and the general manager and chief science officer of Praxis Flow LLC. Kevin has 25 years of IT management experience and is a mentor and advisor to CEOs and CIOs. He is the co-author of The Phoenix Project and The Visible Ops Handbook.George Spafford is a research director for Gartner, covering DevOps, technical change, and release management, in addition to the use of bimodal IT and the pace-layered application strategy. His publications include hundreds of articles and numerous books on IT service improvement, as well as co-authorship of The Phoenix Project, The Visible Ops Handbook, and Visible Ops Security.

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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.