The Phoenix Project: A Novel about IT, DevOps, and Helping Your Business Win 5th Anniversary Edition (Unabridged)
by Gene Kim, Kevin Behr & George Spafford
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Five years after this sleeper hit took on the world of IT and flipped it on its head, the fifth anniversary edition of The Phoenix Project continues to guide IT in the DevOps revolution. In this newly updated and expanded edition of the best-selling 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 90 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. Listeners will not only learn how to improve their own IT organizations, they’ll never view IT the same.
This was a surprisingly fun read! I could relate to the stories and situations in this book so closely that I felt like I was reading my own autobiography
Love this book
I have a new appreciation for IT.
Amazing look into the world of a large IT Dept
This book will demonstrate what it takes to run a large IT enterprise. Being in the same world as Bill Palmer, I could relate to everything he went through. This is definately a must read to anyone in IT or not in IT. You will learn to appreciate us guys in IT a whole lot more.