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January 23, 2013

"The Phoenix Project: A Novel About IT, DevOps, and Helping Your Business Win" Is Now Available! (Belated Announcement)

By Gene Kim

I’m thrilled to announce that “The Phoenix Project: A Novel About IT, DevOps, and Helping Your Business Win” launched on January 15th and you can now buy it in hardcover and Kindle here, as well as on the IT Revolution book page.

(Note that Amazon is currently showing the hardcover book as “out of stock,” even though there are books at the Amazon fulfillment centers.  You can still order the book and get it in two days via Amazon Prime by clicking on “More Buying Choices > 2 New,” underneath the big “Add To Cart” button.  We’re working with Amazon to resolve this issue.  Sigh.)

I wanted to share three of my favorite comments that have come in over the last couple of weeks about the book:

“Every IT and business leader needs to read this book. It reads like a work of fiction, captivates like a mystery and educates like a textbook. There are only a handful of books that have a permanent location in my office bookshelf, and The Phoenix Project is one of them. ” -–Lisa Schwartz, Chief Operating Officer, ITSM Academy

“Some books you give to friends, for the joy of sharing a great novel. Some books you recommend to your colleagues and employees, to create common ground. Some books you share with your boss, to plant the seeds of a big idea. The Phoenix Project is all three. It provides a compelling answer to the question, ‘Why DevOps, why now?,’ and should be required reading for anyone whose business depends on IT.” –Jeremiah Shirk, Integration & Infrastructure Manager at Kansas State University, and DevOps enthusiast

The Phoenix Project is practical and useful, emotionally challenging and extremely entertaining. The authors take a topic that normally speaks only to IT process geeks and make it fun, relevant and also terrifying to anyone who has ever watched a project go off the rails. I nearly wept as the protagonists made mistakes I’ve made, and cheered when they saw the light. This is a great read for team members, their stakeholders and their significant others.” — Joe Telafici, Former VP Operations at McAfee Avert Labs

You can read all of the testimonials that we’ve been collecting here.

On behalf of my co-authors, George Spafford and Kevin Behr, thank you to everyone who has helped us this journey!

PS: Enclosed is a picture that my wife, Margueriite, took last week when we got home. We found our first box of books from the printers that arrived, with my my twin boys, Parker and Grant, looking over my shoulder. 🙂

And of course, here’s something that I will cherish forever.  I took this screenshot of the Amazon rankings on January 16th, when “The Phoenix Project” was on the same screen as some of my favorite books of all time, such as “Good To Great,” “Lean Startup,” and “5 Dysfunctions Of A Team.”

It’s about time that a book about DevOps and the management of IT can be spoken in the same breath as those books…

Viva DevOps!  We live in amazing times!

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Gene Kim

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  • nicorellius May 8, 2016 10:35 am

    Prepping for delivering IT Operations organizational proposal to management, and read The Phoenix Project again. Great book. Really pumps me up. I find real inspiration from these pages, and I learn tons every time I read it!

  • Federico May 23, 2013 5:39 pm

    I have just buy the book on amazon.... can't wait to read it

  • Office Glen Jan 23, 2013 1:51 am

    This book is not available on as a Kindle e-book. Can you work on that? Is there any other way to get a copy?

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