The Phoenix Project by Gene Kim
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.

About Gene Kim

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Gene Kim was founder and CTO of Tripwire, INc. for thirteen years, where he started his journey studying high performing IT organizations. Kevin Behr founded the Information Technology Institute (ITPI) and has twenty-five years of IT management experience mentoring and advising CEOs and CIOs George Spafford is an industry analyst who helps IT organizations to better define goals, necessary conditions, and how to attain them.
Published January 10, 2013 by IT Revolution Press. 376 pages
Genres: Business & Economics, Computers & Technology, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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