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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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.

Title:The Phoenix Project: A Novel About IT, DevOps, and Helping Your Business Win
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780988262591
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    The Phoenix Project: A Novel About IT, DevOps, and Helping Your Business Win Reviews

  • Dan

    Bill Palmer gets thrust into the CIO position at Parts Unlimited and has 90 days to make chicken salad out of chicken shit or the entire IT department gets outsourced. Does Bill have what it takes?Con...

  • Pamela (slytherpuff)

    See more of my reviews at Bettering Me Up.I know what you're thinking.Wow. A fictionalized account of ITIL and Agile methodologies. That sounds so...exciting.But it is!Imagine my surprise when I was c...

  • Thorsten

    to be honest, I'm a bit embarrassed how much i enjoyed this book! It's basically a business/IT management book thinly disguised as a novel, but i must say it's very well done. It's such niche subject ...

  • John

    Imagine an Ayn Rand novel where John Galt gives stilted lectures about ITIL and lean manufacturing instead of objectivism.Update: It's not a great book, but if you're working in a dysfunctional IT env...

  • Tim O'Hearn

    This is the most cliché book I have ever read. The Phoenix Project uses a contrived narrative to deliver IT best practices like a mother would use applesauce to hide peas while spoon-feeding a toddle...

  • Eric

    The copywriter gave up on p150, and so should you. Things start to go downhill when "illusive" replaces "ellusive", and the grammatical eccentricities snowball from there.But wait, you ask ... if I st...

  • Chris

    the prose was horrible - several very disconcerting shifts in tense were the least of it. and what did it teach me? that if I'm not in upper management nothing I do matters and I can't fix any of the ...

  • Bjoern Rochel

    This is the unicorn we'll be all hunting for the next 5+ years. De Marco's The Deadline finally found his spiritual successor. Don't take this book too literally, like a prescription of rules to follo...

  • Sergey Shishkin

    Calling this a DevOps book is an understatement. The key to the company's success in the book wasn't automation or continuous delivery. What made the success transferable from the manufacturing plant ...

  • Mike

    This is the first book I've read cover-to-cover in an extremely long time. And what follows in this review are less my final impressions and more the way the book hit me as I dove into it. I still bel...