So today I started reading “The PhoenixnProject”. It’s A Novel About IT,nDevOps, and Helping Your Business Win.
I’ve got it from Kim Gene how gave it to me fornfree. I had some other books to read first… and it was laying on the bookshelfnfor a couple of months.n< !–more –>nToday I walked by that self… and saw the book! I thought…. you know what…..nit’s time to start reading this book.
And boy oh boy…. is this book like a mirror!
nI have not finished it yet! I’m only on like page 70 or so….. but what I’venread until now is like my own life! Not to the detail (that would be reallynscary) no, but I recognise the story, the setting and the problems.
Yes.. I’m an IT Manager… and yes I’ve got the same problems. Don’t get menwrong, my problems are not as big as in this book. But they look alike. Thencompany I work for isn’t that big and it’s a great company but we have thensame sort of issue’s.
So what’s the book about?
Bill is an IT manager at Parts Unlimited. It’s Tuesday morning and on hisndrive into the office, Bill gets a call from the CEO.
The company’s new IT initiative, code named Phoenix Project, is critical tonthe future of Parts Unlimited, but the project is massively over budget andnvery late. The CEO wants Bill to report directly to him and fix the mess innninety days or else Bill’s entire department will be outsourced.
With the help of a prospective board member and his mysterious philosophy ofnThe Three Ways, Bill starts to see that IT work has more in common withnmanufacturing plant work than he ever imagined. With the clock ticking, Billnmust organize work flow streamline interdepartmental communications, andneffectively serve the other business functions at Parts Unlimited.
n In a fast-paced and entertaining style, three luminaries of the DevOpsnmovement deliver a story that anyone who works in IT will recognize. Readersnwill not only learn how to improve their own IT organizations, they’ll nevernview IT the same way again.
Although I didn’t learn anything new yet! I’m very anxious to read this booknto the end in a few days.
If you are an IT Manager, a Lead Developer, a team lead or Scrum Master… Inrecon you should start reading this book!
I’ll let you know when I finished…. I’ll guess it’s gonna be part of mynchanging the company plan.
Wanna buy the book? Go To: The PhoenixnProject