The Phoenix Project

  • by Gene Kim, Kevin Behr, George Spafford
  • Narrated by Chris Ruen
  • 11 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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 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, narrator Chris Ruen brings to life a story by three luminaries of the DevOps movement. Listeners will not only learn how to improve their own IT organizations, they'll never view IT the same way again.

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Interesting story

It is an interesting story and people can gain insights on process management. Narrative is good - worth to listen!
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Entertaining engaging invaluable

Who has ever worked in IT and hasn't been there?...
Such a very entertaining and informative way of putting together words and ideas that surround the complexity that is faced by businesses and IT groups, especially as things scale. The more people that get involved, the personalities that get involved, and The Tangled Web that we create with people and systems is phenomenal and so is this book for pointing it out so entertainingly.
I listened to the audio book and was spellbound by the uncanny similarity to so many projects in organisations that I've worked for. Who can't relate to the characters and their plight?
I didn't write down the dropped names and processes and ideas that we're mentioned in the first time I listened but I'm pretty sure I'll be certain to do it the second time around or when I go and get myself the paperback copy as well. It's gotta be worth it...
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Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-04-2015
  • Publisher: IT Revolution Press