The Phoenix Project

The Phoenix Project

A Novel About IT, DevOps, and Helping your Business Win

Book - 2014
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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.
Publisher: Portland, Oregon :, IT Revolution Press,, [2014]
Edition: Revised with new resource guide
ISBN: 9780988262508
0988262509
Characteristics: 382 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm

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Sep 14, 2016

Oi. Where to start with this book review. First up, it's obvious the book was heavily influenced by someone who works in IT consulting. Pity the poor company in this book that can't find it's way without the guiding hand of a consultant. Gesh.

The plot IS feasible. Companies DO have IT issues. But the scale and impact of the issues happening to the company in this book are way WAY exaggerated. I gave this book a two star review, which is probably one more than it deserved.

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