- Paperback: 400 pages
- Publisher: IT Revolution Press; 5th Anniversary ed. edition (1 May 2018)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1942788290
- ISBN-13: 978-1942788294
- Product Dimensions: 15.4 x 3 x 22.8 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 481 g
- Average Customer Review: 27 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 204 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Phoenix Project: A Novel about It, Devops, and Helping Your Business Win Paperback – 1 May 2018
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Gene Kim is a multi-award winning CTO, researcher, and author. He is the founder of Tripwire and served as CTO for thirteen years. His books include The Phoenix Project, The DevOps Handbook, The Visible Ops Handbook, and Visible Ops Security.
Kevin Behr is the founder of the Information Technology Process Institute (ITPI) and the general manager and chief science officer of Praxis Flow LLC. Kevin has 25 years of IT management experience and is a mentor and advisor to CEOs and CIOs. He is the co-author of The Phoenix Project and The Visible Ops Handbook.
George Spafford is a research director for Gartner, covering DevOps, technical change, and release management, in addition to the use of bimodal IT and the pace-layered application strategy. His publications include hundreds of articles and numerous books on IT service improvement, as well as co-authorship of The Phoenix Project, The Visible Ops Handbook, and Visible Ops Security.
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My main disillusion comes from expecting a “DevOps novel” and finding a “people-processes-technology 101”. If you don’t know what I mean, this book is probably for you.
If the novel's timeframe were set in the late 90 or early 2000s it would be good educational book, but it’s missing 15 years of IT methodologies and practices. In case you may be working in an IT organisation which lives by past (or inexistent) IT practices, you’ll be probably nodding in every page. But believe me, the context set by this book is more than a decade away from today's best IT practices and I'm not just referring to startups or bleeding edge IT organisations like Google or Netflix. So if you are expecting to find a novel about how an organisation overcame their issues by following DevOps practices, this is not the book. By implementing agile metrologies? Yes it is.
On the other hand, as I novel, I think is pretty naive and shallow with an abuse of american culture elements to try to engage and sell the dream to the reader.
I would give it 2 stars because of the DevOps gimmick, but it does well explaining the gap between business and IT goals.
For the last time, you will find nothing about DevOps in this book.
PS: I pretty much agree with Richard Morgan review done in Amazon US site.
Unfortunately it's only possible when you have visionary leaders with the talent, skills, experience and bravery of the characters in this novel. It should be required reading for every business manager.
I recommend this book to anyone who is new to i t or learning to become an IT manager.
Something new to me, outside of my scope in IT (I'm in Education) the book gave me a great high level view of what DevOps is about, an insight into how large projects fail, and how this new lean and agile methodology with traditional boundaries removed can create a new optimised project delivery method, effective and not tied down with bureaucratic process.
Definately good food for thought and a book that I recommend to expand your horizons if you aren't in such a role, and don't need to know the minute detail I imagine required to actually make it work.
This isn't to say that there isn't references to materials that would be useful for those who want to learn in depth more about it... its just not included in this book.