The Phoenix Project takes a novel approach (pun intended) to help convey lessons on changing IT to enable a business to succeed. From the authors of the often recommended The Visible Ops Handbook: Implementing ITIL in 4 Practical and Auditable Steps, this book tells a story of an organization that is under pressure to quickly adapt and become more effective or else the IT department will be outsourced.
On Amazon.com, The Phoenix Project has been very well reviewed. Even better than finding a good book on the business of IT is finding a good book on the business of IT that is free.
The Phoenix Project – A novel about IT, DevOps, and Helping Your Business Win is free until Wednesday for Kindles. Get it while you can. Even if you don’t have a Kindle, you can get the book and read it through Amazon’s Kindle app on multiple platforms including the PC and web browser. The digital list price is $9.99.
The book description:
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.