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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 th. Bill Palmer gets thrust into the CIO position at Parts Unlimited and has 90 days to make chicken salad out of chicken shit or the entire IT department gets outsourced Does Bill have what it takesConfession Time I ve worked in IT for the past fifteen years When the CTO of the company I work for strongly recommended all IT personnel read this I bit the bulletRemember those after school specials that were some kind of lesson with a flimsy story wrapped around it That s pretty much what this was Only instead of featuring cool things like sex and drugs this one was about the pitfalls of being an IT manager It read like the book euivalent of the awful training video I had to watch when I worked loss prevention at K mart about a thousand years agoBill s a server guy who suddenly becomes CIO and is forced to turn the Phoenix Project around Yeah it s just as riveting as it sounds All the kiss asses at work rave about the book but it s barely a novel It s a management manual disguised as a novel Not only that Bill is kind of a dick and a Mary Sue A Dick Sue if you willEven before investigating the author I could tell he was an operations guy rather than a developer It was pretty easy to tell by the way he laid the heaviest of the blame on everyone except the server guys It s like a garbage man writing a book where the garbage man is the only one who can save the dayThe book reads like someone recounting meetings he s been in which is pretty much what it is That and some corporate propaganda praising the use of Agile IT management and The Cloud Actually now that I think about it it kind of reminds me of The Pillars of the Earth where the plot is a loop of problems solutions and unexpected complications only instead of a church they re building an application The rape levels aren t the same eitherThe book gets a little improbable by the end After some pep talks and embracing the Agile philosophy somehow a team that couldn t find its asses with both hands and a map can suddenly turn things around enough to master cloud computing in half a pageDespite all the above mentioned dislikes and the fact that the characters are as thin as toilet paper from the Dollar Tree this book wasn t a total piece of shit Despite going in determined not to learn anything I did manage to pick up some tips and saw a lot of similarities with my everyday lifeTwo out of five stars It s not much of a novel but someone who is already pondering embracing the techniues this book beats you over the head with will probably rate it a lot higher

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The Phoenix Project

E 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 in common with manufacturing plant work than he ever imagined With the clock ticking Bill must organize work flow streamline interdepartm. The copywriter gave up on p150 and so should you Things start to go downhill when illusive replaces ellusive and the grammatical eccentricities snowball from thereBut wait you ask if I stop now how will I learn whether Bill masters the Three Laws Will he develop a Mutually Supportive Working Relationship with the Information Security Officer Will the Enigmatic guru Erik reuest an olive in his martini Why Does This Book Make Me Want To Capitalize Everything And however is Bill going to finally Meet Your MotherSome useful tools are introduced Kanban boards continuous deployment pipelines etc but with no detail presumably you are expected to purchase the authors other book if you want concrete examples

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Ental 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. This is the unicorn we ll be all hunting for the next 5 years De Marco s The Deadline finally found his spiritual successor Don t take this book too literally like a prescription of rules to follow The change that they re able to achieve in the book in the given timeframe is well uite unrealistic Most companies don t face extinction and are not forced to reevaluate the way value is delivered And if they do changing the whole value stream and culture of a company is probably something that takes years and not weeks and months if we talk about a normal mid sized companyBut I very much like and appreciate the thinking model behind the novel as expressed in The Three Ways uite eye opening for me So far I always thought of DevOps as You build it you run it It never came to my mind that DevOps also partially means system thinking value stream optimization and most of all us and not we and them I like to end this review with one of my favorite uotes from the bookThe relationship between IT and the business is like a dysfunctional marriage both feel powerless and held hostage by the otherBeing aware of this is a good start


10 thoughts on “The Phoenix Project

  1. says:

    Bill Palmer gets thrust into the CIO position at Parts Unlimited and has 90 days to make chicken salad out of chicken shit or the entire IT department gets outsourced Does Bill have what it takes?Confession Time I've worked in IT for the past fifteen years When the CTO of the company I work for strongly recommended all IT personnel read th

  2. says:

    See of my reviews at Bettering Me UpI know what you're thinkingWow A fictionalized account of ITIL and Agile met

  3. says:

    to be honest I'm a bit embarrassed how much i enjoyed this book It's basically a businessIT management book thinly disguised as a novel but i must say it's very well done It's such niche subject matter that i'm not sure anyone outside of an IT Ops role would appreciate it but i genuinely learned a lot about how

  4. says:

    Imagine an Ayn Rand novel where John Galt gives stilted lectures about ITIL and lean manufacturing instead of objectivismUpdate It's not a great book but if you're working in a dysfunctional IT environment and never manage to make it

  5. says:

    This is the most cliché book I have ever read The Phoenix Project uses a contrived narrative to deliver IT best practices like a mother would use applesauce to hide peas while spoon feeding a toddler The state of technologymanagement books might have been different five years ago but I found the over the top nature insulting to the intelligence of the intended demographic Yes storylines help reinforce points but the best books I

  6. says:

    The copywriter gave up on p150 and so should you Things start to go downhill when illusive replaces ellusive and the grammatical eccentricities snowball from thereBut wait you ask if I stop now how will I learn whether Bill masters the Three Laws? Will he develop a Mutually Supportive Working Relationship with the Informa

  7. says:

    This is the unicorn we'll be all hunting for the next 5 years De Marco's The Deadline finally found his spiritual successor Don't take this book too literally like a prescription of rules to follow The change that they're able to achieve in the book in the given timeframe is well uite unrealistic Most companies don't face extinctio

  8. says:

    Calling this a DevOps book is an understatement The key to the company's success in the book wasn't automation or continuous delivery What made the success transferable from the manufacturing plant floor to knowledge work

  9. says:

    the prose was horrible several very disconcerting shifts in tense were the least of it and what did it teach me? that if I'm not in upper management nothing I do matters and I can't fix any of the problems plaguing my work

  10. says:

    This is the first book I've read cover to cover in an extremely long time And what follows in this review are less my final impressions and the way the book hit me as I dove into it I still believe my criticisms are valid but they have less i

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