The Phoenix Project, 5th Anniversary Edition

A Novel About IT, DevOps, and Helping Your Business Win

New Anniversary Edition!

Five years after this sleeper hit took on the world of IT and flipped it on its head, the 5th Anniversary Edition of The Phoenix Project continues to guide IT in the DevOps revolution. In this newly updated and expanded edition of the bestselling The Phoenix Project, co-author Gene Kim includes a new afterword and a deeper delve into the Three Ways as described in The DevOps Handbook.

Whether you're revisiting Bill and his intrepid team of IT mavens or encountering the book for the first time, this updated classic will guide readers through their DevOps journey and help propel their teams into the future or IT.

Additional Book Info

  • Pages: 432, includes new Afterword by Gene Kim and an excerpt from The DevOps Handbook

    Dimensions: 6 x 9 inches

    ISBN: 9781942788294 (paperback), 9781942788300 (ePub), 9781942788324 (Kindle)

    Original Publication: January 10, 2013

    5th Anniversary Publication: February 27, 2018

     

  • Five years after this sleeper hit took on the world of IT and flipped it on it’s head, the 5th Anniversary Edition of The Phoenix Project continues to guide IT in the DevOps revolution. In this newly updated and expanded edition of the bestselling The Phoenix Project, co-author Gene Kim includes a new afterword and a deeper delve into the Three Ways as described in The DevOps Handbook.

    Bill, an IT manager at Parts Unlimited, has been tasked with taking on a project critical to the future of the business, code named Phoenix Project. But the project is massively over budget and behind schedule. The CEO demands Bill must 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 a 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.

  • The Phoenix Project is a great way to get non-technical managers to understand what developers do. Every person involved in a failed IT project should be forced to read this book.” 

    —Tim O’Reilly, Founder & CEO, O’Reilly Media

    The Phoenix Project is a must read for business and IT executives struggling with the growing complexity of IT.” 

    —Jim Whitehurst, President and CEO, Red Hat, Inc.

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The Phoenix Project, 5th Anniversary Edition (audiobook)

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New Anniversary Edition!
Five years after this sleeper hit took on the world of IT and flipped it on its head, the 5th Anniversary Edition of The Phoenix Project continues to guide IT in the DevOps revolution. In this newly updated and expanded edition of the bestselling The Phoenix Project, co-author Gene Kim includes a new afterword and a deeper delve into the Three Ways as described in The DevOps Handbook.

Whether you're revisiting Bill and his intrepid team of IT mavens or encountering the book for the first time, this updated classic will guide readers through their DevOps journey and help propel their teams into the future or IT.

The Phoenix Project, 5th Anniversary Edition

$21.95

New Anniversary Edition!

Five years after this sleeper hit took on the world of IT and flipped it on its head, the 5th Anniversary Edition of The Phoenix Project continues to guide IT in the DevOps revolution. In this newly updated and expanded edition of the bestselling The Phoenix Project, co-author Gene Kim includes a new afterword and a deeper delve into the Three Ways as described in The DevOps Handbook.

Whether you're revisiting Bill and his intrepid team of IT mavens or encountering the book for the first time, this updated classic will guide readers through their DevOps journey and help propel their teams into the future or IT.

Beyond The Phoenix Project

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In this transcript of the audio series, Gene Kim and John Willis present a nine-part discussion that includes an oral history of the DevOps movement, as well as discussions around pivotal figures and philosophies that DevOps draws upon, from Goldratt to Deming; from Lean to safety culture to learning organizations.The book is a great way for listeners to take an even deeper dive into topics relevant to DevOps and leading technology organizations.

Beyond the Phoenix Project (audiobook)

New!
Gene Kim and John Willis present this nine-part series that includes an oral history of the DevOps movement, as well as discussion around pivotal figures and philosophies that DevOps draws upon, from Goldratt to Deming; from Lean to Safety Culture to Learning Organizations.The audiobook is a great way for listeners to take an even deeper dive into topics relevant to DevOps and leading technology organizations.

Accelerate (audiobook)

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For years, we’ve been told that the performance of software delivery teams doesn’t matter—that it can’t provide a competitive advantage to our companies. Through four years of groundbreaking research, Dr. Nicole Forsgren, Jez Humble, and Gene Kim set out to find a way to measure software delivery performance—and what drives it—using rigorous statistical methods. This book presents both the findings and the science behind that research.

Accelerate

New!
For years, we’ve been told that the performance of software delivery teams doesn’t matter—that it can’t provide a competitive advantage to our companies. Through four years of groundbreaking research, Dr. Nicole Forsgren, Jez Humble, and Gene Kim set out to find a way to measure software delivery performance—and what drives it—using rigorous statistical methods. This book presents both the findings and the science behind that research.

DevOps Handbook (audiobook)

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Increase profitability, elevate work culture, and exceed productivity goals through DevOps practices. More than ever, the effective management of technology is critical for business competitiveness. This non-fiction follow-up to The Phoenix Project shows leaders how to replicate these incredible outcomes, by demonstrating how to integrate Product Management, Development, QA, IT Operations, and Information Security to elevate your company and win in the marketplace.