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.
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.
The Phoenix Project
I’m listening to the audiobook as a requirement from our new IT Team Leader, and somewhere between the bad dialogue, the never-ending “wincing” and “pursed lips,” and the endless literary tropes, there’s supposedly some actual business applications in this book. I’m seven chapters in and I’m still waiting for the relevant parts to appear. So far I’m neck deep in bad movie references and military banter with little military accuracy, and I’ve even stopped listening for today because I threw up a little in my mouth when the author attempted to use a sloppy version of the classic “bring a knife to a gun fight” analogy. I wish this book was non-fiction so it could just get directly to the point, rather than the torture of making up a bad story that makes me, in a word, wince.
Love this book
I have a new appreciation for IT.