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The Phoenix Project: A Novel about IT, DevOps, and Helping Your Business Win

Gene Kim, Kevin Behr, George Spafford · 1 HN points · 3 HN comments
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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.
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"Managing Humans" by Michael Lopp made a huge impression on me and my career. https://www.amazon.com/Managing-Humans-Humorous-Software-Eng...

Also, "The Phoenix Project" which IMO is a groundbreaking work on how to make IT/business more effective (and the start of the DevOps movement). https://www.amazon.com/Phoenix-Project-DevOps-Helping-Busine...

Even if you're not a manager, both books are very approachable and packed with great lessons about how improve and better work with people, teams, and business.

I'd highly recommend The Phoenix Project:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/0988262509/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_awdb_pxm...

The story they've wrapped around the shift to Agile for this company was extremely entertaining and kept me coming back to read more! Plus it has some very good thought exercises to take with you to your own job :)

krschultz
I didn't love this book, it was OK. It's heavily based off The Goal, and I thought that book was a bit better. I think if you have a certain dysfunction in your team AND the mandate to fix it, then The Phoenix Project is a must read. For everyone else it's kind of a waste.
Oct 03, 2016 · mikevm on The DevOps Handbook
Gene Kim is also one of the authors of "The Phoenix Project"[0] which is a highly recommended read.

[0] https://www.amazon.com/Phoenix-Project-DevOps-Helping-Busine...

Feb 07, 2015 · 1 points, 2 comments · submitted by KarenS
angersock
It's less than $17. Just buy the damn book.
tux1968
Less than $8 on kindle.
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