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

IT Revolution
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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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 Gene Kim is a multiple award winning CTO, researcher and author. He was founder and CTO of Tripwire for 13 years and has worked with some of the top Internet companies on improving deployment flow and increasing the rigor around IT operational processes. In 2007, ComputerWorld added Gene to the "40 Innovative IT People Under The Age Of 40" list, and was given the Outstanding Alumnus Award by the Department of Computer Sciences at Purdue University.

Kevin Behr is the founder of the Information Technology Process Institute (ITPI) and the Chief Strategist for the CIO and Board Advisory Practice at Assemblage Pointe, where Kevin has built a unique consulting practice that mentors and coaches IT organizations to increase their business effectiveness and competitive advantage now and over the long term through the application of improvement sciences.

George Spafford is a Research Director for Gartner covering process improvement in IT operations that leverage best practice references. He is a prolific author and speaker, and has consulted and conducted training on strategy, IT management, information security and overall service improvement in the U.S., Canada, Australia, New Zealand and China.

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Publisher
IT Revolution
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Published on
Oct 14, 2014
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Pages
348
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ISBN
9780988262584
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Language
English
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Genres
Business & Economics / Information Management
Business & Economics / Management
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Parts Unlimited… Başı bir türlü dertten kurtulamayan dev bir teknoloji şirketidir… Bu şirkette işler hiç bitmez, önemli projeler bir türlü zamanında müşterilere sunulamaz… Aksaklıklar, bitmek bilmeyen sorunlar her gün daha çetrefil bir hal alır… Çok tanıdık geldi değil mi? Nihayetinde ekip, arapsaçına dönen projeyi gözden geçirerek dört elle işe koyulur, ama bu sefer de onları ciddi bir zaman kısıtlaması beklemektedir. İşyerindeki gerilimler, çözüme ulaşmak istenirken didik didik edilen sorunlar, ekip ruhunu yakalamaya çalışan insanlar ve azimle kotarılan bir işin insana verdiği tatmin duygusu… Bilişim teknolojileri ve iş yaşamında başarıyı yakalamak üzerine yazılmış bu benzersiz hikâyede, hem çalışma dünyasındaki sorunlarla nasıl başa çıkılacağını görecek hem de sürükleyici bir roman ile siz de kendinizi hikâyenin bir kahramanı gibi hissedeceksiniz! Kim demiş, iş yaşamına dair bir roman yazılmaz diye! Parts Unlimited’a hoş geldiniz! “Bitmeyen Proje şu âna kadarki okuduğum en başarılı kitaplardan biri. Hayal ürünü bir şirketi konu alıyor olmasına rağmen kitapta karşılaşılan olaylar o kadar hayatın içinden ki, sektörde bulunan herkes kitapta kendinden bir parça bulacak. Bu kitabı kesinlikle alın, okuyun. Daha sonra da okuması için şirketinizdeki bir sonraki üst düzey yöneticiye verin.” – Stephen Northcutt, SANS Technology Institute “Nefis bir üslup ve akıcı bir dil… Bütün şirket yöneticilerinin, sektöründe başarılı olmak isteyenlerin ve profesyonel BT (bilişim teknolojisi) çalışanlarının Bitmeyen Proje’yi kesinlikle okuması gerekiyor.” – Mike Orzen, Lean IT kitabının yazarı “Bir şirketin batma ve çıkma hikâyesini başarılı bir şekilde kaleme alan bu kitabın her bölümünde kendi tecrübelerimden kesitler gördüm.” – Dr. Thomas Longstaff, John Hopkins Üniversitesi “Timsahlarla dolu bir BT (bilişim teknolojisi) bataklığına boynuna kadar saplanmış olanlar için bir el kitabı niteliğinde..." – Adrian Cockcroft, Netflix Bulut Mimarı
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