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The Phoenix Project

The Phoenix Project
  • Author : Gene Kim,Kevin Behr,George Spafford
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2018-02-06
  • Total pages :432
  • ISBN : 9781942788300
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Summary : ***Over a half-million sold! The sequel, The Unicorn Project, is coming Nov 26*** “Every person involved in a failed IT project should be forced to read this book.”—TIM O’REILLY, Founder & CEO of O’Reilly Media “The Phoenix Project is a must read for business and IT executives who are struggling with the growing complexity of IT.”—JIM WHITEHURST, President and CEO, Red Hat, Inc. 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. “This book is a gripping read that captures brilliantly the dilemmas that face companies which depend on IT, and offers real-world solutions.”—JEZ HUMBLE, Co-author of Continuous Delivery, Lean Enterprise, Accelerate, and The DevOps Handbook ———— “I’m delighted at how The Phoenix Project has reshaped so many conversations in technology. My goal in writing The Unicorn Project was to explore and reveal the necessary but invisible structures required to make developers (and all engineers) productive, and reveal the devastating effects of technical debt and complexity. I hope this book can create common ground for technology and business leaders to leave the past behind, and co-create a better future together.”—Gene Kim, November 2019

The Phoenix Project

The Phoenix Project
  • Author : Gene Kim,Kevin Behr,George Spafford
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2014
  • Total pages :382
  • ISBN : 0988262509
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Summary : 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.

The Phoenix Project

The Phoenix Project
  • Author : Gene Kim,Kevin Behr,George Spafford
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2018-02-27
  • Total pages :432
  • ISBN : 1942788290
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Summary : Bill has 90 days to fix a behind-schedule IT project, or his entire department will be outsourced. Fortunately, he has the help of a prospective board member, whose "Three Ways" philosophy might just save the day.

Beyond The Phoenix Project

Beyond The Phoenix Project
  • Author : Gene Kim,John Willis
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2018-02-27
  • Total pages :224
  • ISBN : 9781942788256
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Summary : This is a companion transcript of the audio series, Beyond The Phoenix Project, intended to be used for reference and to enable further research of cited material, and not as a standalone work. In 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.

The Unicorn Project

The Unicorn Project
  • Author : Gene Kim
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2019-11-26
  • Total pages :352
  • ISBN : 9781942788775
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Summary : The Phoenix Project wowed over a half-million readers. Now comes the Wall Street Journal Bestselling The Unicorn Project! “The Unicorn Project is amazing, and I loved it 100 times more than The Phoenix Project…”—FERNANDO CORNAGO, Senior Director Platform Engineering, Adidas “Gene Kim does a masterful job of showing how … the efforts of many create lasting business advantages for all.”—DR. STEVEN SPEAR, author of The High-Velocity Edge, Sr. Lecturer at MIT, and principal of HVE LLC. “The Unicorn Project is so clever, so good, so crazy enlightening!”––CORNELIA DAVIS, Vice President Of Technology at Pivotal Software, Inc., Author of Cloud Native Patterns This highly anticipated follow-up to the bestselling title The Phoenix Project takes another look at Parts Unlimited, this time from the perspective of software development. In The Unicorn Project, we follow Maxine, a senior lead developer and architect, as she is exiled to the Phoenix Project, to the horror of her friends and colleagues, as punishment for contributing to a payroll outage. She tries to survive in what feels like a heartless and uncaring bureaucracy and to work within a system where no one can get anything done without endless committees, paperwork, and approvals. One day, she is approached by a ragtag bunch of misfits who say they want to overthrow the existing order, to liberate developers, to bring joy back to technology work, and to enable the business to win in a time of digital disruption. To her surprise, she finds herself drawn ever further into this movement, eventually becoming one of the leaders of the Rebellion, which puts her in the crosshairs of some familiar and very dangerous enemies. The Age of Software is here, and another mass extinction event looms—this is a story about rebel developers and business leaders working together, racing against time to innovate, survive, and thrive in a time of unprecedented uncertainty...and opportunity. “The Unicorn Project provides insanely useful insights on how to improve your technology business.”—DOMINICA DEGRANDIS, author of Making Work Visible and Director of Digital Transformation at Tasktop ——— “My goal in writing The Unicorn Project was to explore and reveal the necessary but invisible structures required to make developers (and all engineers) productive, and reveal the devastating effects of technical debt and complexity. I hope this book can create common ground for technology and business leaders to leave the past behind, and co-create a better future together.”—Gene Kim, November 2019

The DevOps Handbook:

The DevOps Handbook:
  • Author : Gene Kim,Jez Humble,Patrick Debois,John Willis
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2016-10-06
  • Total pages :480
  • ISBN : 9781942788072
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Summary : 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. For decades, technology leaders have struggled to balance agility, reliability, and security. The consequences of failure have never been greater―whether it's the healthcare.gov debacle, cardholder data breaches, or missing the boat with Big Data in the cloud. And yet, high performers using DevOps principles, such as Google, Amazon, Facebook, Etsy, and Netflix, are routinely and reliably deploying code into production hundreds, or even thousands, of times per day. Following in the footsteps of The Phoenix Project, The DevOps Handbook shows leaders how to replicate these incredible outcomes, by showing how to integrate Product Management, Development, QA, IT Operations, and Information Security to elevate your company and win in the marketplace.

The Visible Ops Handbook

The Visible Ops Handbook
  • Author : Kevin Behr,Gene Kim,George Spafford
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2005
  • Total pages :106
  • ISBN : UCSC:32106018839016
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Summary : This concise book offers 'four steps to control an IT environment' that can be mapped 'to any maturity model'. From the table of contents: ITIL processes common to the High Performers; Creat a change request tracking system; The Spectrum of Change; Helpful tips when preparing for an audit; Generate the DSL approval process; Metrics and how to use them.

Lean IT

Lean IT
  • Author : Steven C Bell,Michael A Orzen
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2016-04-19
  • Total pages :370
  • ISBN : 143981757X
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Summary : Winner of a Shingo Research and Professional Publication Award Information Technology is supposed to enable business performance and innovation, improve service levels, manage change, and maintain quality and stability, all while steadily reducing operating costs. Yet when an enterprise begins a Lean transformation, too often the IT department is either left out or viewed as an obstacle. What is to be done? Winner of a 2011 Shingo Research and Professional Publication Award, this book shares practical tips, examples, and case studies to help you establish a culture of continuous improvement to deliver IT operational excellence and business value to your organization. Praise for: ...will have a permanent place in my bookshelf. —Gene Kim, Chief Technology Officer, Tripwire, Inc. ... provides an unprecedented look at the role that Lean IT will play in making this revolutionary shift and the critical steps for sustained success. —Steve Castellanos, Lean Enterprise Director, Nike, Inc. Twenty years from now the firms which dominate their industries will have fully embraced Lean strategies throughout their IT organizations. —Scott W. Ambler, Chief Methodologist for Agile and Lean, IBM Rational ... a great survival manual for those needing nimble and adaptive systems. —Dr. David Labby, MD, PhD, Medical Director and Director of Clinical Support and Innovation, CareOregon ... makes a major contribution in an often-ignored but much-needed area. —John Bicheno, Program Director MS in Lean Operations, Cardiff University ... a comprehensive view into the world of Lean IT, a must read! —Dave Wilson, Quality Management, Oregon Health & Science University

Summary of the Phoenix Project

Summary of the Phoenix Project
  • Author : Instaread
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2016-04-04
  • Total pages :40
  • ISBN : 153089784X
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Summary : Summary of The Phoenix Project by Gene Kim, Kevin Behr, and George Spafford | Includes Analysis Preview: The Phoenix Project is a business allegory about how a fictional company becomes profitable after a crisis-driven change in its information technology management style. Bill Palmer is promoted to vice president of IT at Parts Unlimited, an automotive parts manufacturer and retailer, at a time when it is struggling financially and trying to launch a new, innovative project. Each day of Palmer's career as VP of IT is characterized by urgent unplanned work for which the department does not have enough resources. While working on projects for other department heads, who have varying levels of appreciation for IT and its challenges, Palmer meets a potential Parts Unlimited board member, Erik Reid, who urges Palmer to think of his IT department more like a production factory... PLEASE NOTE: This is key takeaways and analysis of the book and NOT the original book. Inside this Instaread Summary of The Phoenix Project · Overview of the book · Important People · Key Takeaways · Analysis of Key Takeaways About the Author With Instaread, you can get the key takeaways, summary and analysis of a book in 15 minutes. We read every chapter, identify the key takeaways and analyze them for your convenience.

The Phoenix Project

The Phoenix Project
  • Author : Instaread
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2016-04-04
  • Total pages :41
  • ISBN : 9781945251078
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Summary : The Phoenix Project by Gene Kim, Kevin Behr, and George Spafford | Summary & Analysis Preview: The Phoenix Project is a business allegory about how a fictional company becomes profitable after a crisis-driven change in its information technology management style. Bill Palmer is promoted to vice president of IT at Parts Unlimited, an automotive parts manufacturer and retailer, at a time when it is struggling financially and trying to launch a new, innovative project. Each day of Palmer’s career as VP of IT is characterized by urgent unplanned work for which the department does not have enough resources. While working on projects for other department heads, who have varying levels of appreciation for IT and its challenges, Palmer meets a potential Parts Unlimited board member, Erik Reid, who urges Palmer to think of his IT department more like a production factory… PLEASE NOTE: This is key takeaways and analysis of the book and NOT the original book. Inside this Instaread Summary of The Phoenix Project · Overview of the book · Important People · Key Takeaways · Analysis of Key Takeaways About the Author With Instaread, you can get the key takeaways, summary and analysis of a book in 15 minutes. We read every chapter, identify the key takeaways and analyze them for your convenience.

Release It!

Release It!
  • Author : Michael T. Nygard
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2018-01-08
  • Total pages :378
  • ISBN : 9781680504521
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Summary : A single dramatic software failure can cost a company millions of dollars - but can be avoided with simple changes to design and architecture. This new edition of the best-selling industry standard shows you how to create systems that run longer, with fewer failures, and recover better when bad things happen. New coverage includes DevOps, microservices, and cloud-native architecture. Stability antipatterns have grown to include systemic problems in large-scale systems. This is a must-have pragmatic guide to engineering for production systems. If you're a software developer, and you don't want to get alerts every night for the rest of your life, help is here. With a combination of case studies about huge losses - lost revenue, lost reputation, lost time, lost opportunity - and practical, down-to-earth advice that was all gained through painful experience, this book helps you avoid the pitfalls that cost companies millions of dollars in downtime and reputation. Eighty percent of project life-cycle cost is in production, yet few books address this topic. This updated edition deals with the production of today's systems - larger, more complex, and heavily virtualized - and includes information on chaos engineering, the discipline of applying randomness and deliberate stress to reveal systematic problems. Build systems that survive the real world, avoid downtime, implement zero-downtime upgrades and continuous delivery, and make cloud-native applications resilient. Examine ways to architect, design, and build software - particularly distributed systems - that stands up to the typhoon winds of a flash mob, a Slashdotting, or a link on Reddit. Take a hard look at software that failed the test and find ways to make sure your software survives. To skip the pain and get the experience...get this book.

Accelerate

Accelerate
  • Author : Nicole Forsgren PhD,Jez Humble,Gene Kim
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2018-03-27
  • Total pages :288
  • ISBN : 9781942788355
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Summary : Winner of the Shingo Publication Award Accelerate your organization to win in the marketplace. How can we apply technology to drive business value? 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 to include data collected from the State of DevOps reports conducted with Puppet, 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, making the information accessible for readers to apply in their own organizations. Readers will discover how to measure the performance of their teams, and what capabilities they should invest in to drive higher performance. This book is ideal for management at every level.

The Phoenix Program

The Phoenix Program
  • Author : Douglas Valentine
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2014-06-10
  • Total pages :460
  • ISBN : 9781497620209
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Summary : “This shocking expose of the CIA operation aimed at destroying the Vietcong infrastructure thoroughly conveys the hideousness of the Vietnam War” (Publishers Weekly). In the darkest days of the Vietnam War, America’s Central Intelligence Agency secretly initiated a sweeping program of kidnap, torture, and assassination devised to destabilize the infrastructure of the National Liberation Front (NLF) of South Vietnam, commonly known as the “Viet Cong.” The victims of the Phoenix Program were Vietnamese civilians, male and female, suspected of harboring information about the enemy—though many on the blacklist were targeted by corrupt South Vietnamese security personnel looking to extort money or remove a rival. Between 1965 and 1972, more than eighty thousand noncombatants were “neutralized,” as men and women alike were subjected to extended imprisonment without trial, horrific torture, brutal rape, and in many cases execution, all under the watchful eyes of US government agencies. Based on extensive research and in-depth interviews with former participants and observers, Douglas Valentine’s startling exposé blows the lid off of what was possibly the bloodiest and most inhumane covert operation in the CIA’s history. The ebook edition includes “The Phoenix Has Landed,” a new introduction that addresses the “Phoenix-style network” that constitutes America’s internal security apparatus today. Residents on American soil are routinely targeted under the guise of protecting us from terrorism—which is why, more than ever, people need to understand what Phoenix is all about.

Visible Ops Security

Visible Ops Security
  • Author : Gene Kim, Sr.,Paul Love, Sr.,George Spafford, Sr.
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2014-08-01
  • Total pages :116
  • ISBN : 097556868X
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Team Topologies

Team Topologies
  • Author : Matthew Skelton,Manuel Pais
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2019-09-17
  • Total pages :240
  • ISBN : 9781942788829
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Summary : In Team Topologies DevOps consultants Matthew Skelton and Manuel Pais share secrets of successful team patterns and interactions to help readers choose and evolve the right team patterns for their organization, making sure to keep the software healthy and optimize value streams. Team Topologies will help readers discover: • Team patterns used by successful organizations. • Common team patterns to avoid with modern software systems. • When and why to use different team patterns • How to evolve teams effectively. • How to split software and align to teams.

Virtual Economies

Virtual Economies
  • Author : Vili Lehdonvirta,Edward Castronova
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2017-08-08
  • Total pages :306
  • ISBN : 9780262535069
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Summary : In the twenty-first-century digital world, virtual goods are sold for real money. Digital game players happily pay for avatars, power-ups, and other game items. But behind every virtual sale, there is a virtual economy, simple or complex. In this book, Vili Lehdonvirta and Edward Castronova introduce the basic concepts of economics into the game developer's and game designer's toolkits.

Lean Enterprise

Lean Enterprise
  • Author : Jez Humble,Joanne Molesky,Barry O'Reilly
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2020-07-20
  • Total pages :342
  • ISBN : 9781492092223
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Summary : How well does your organization respond to changing market conditions, customer needs, and emerging technologies when building software-based products? This practical guide presents Lean and Agile principles and patterns to help you move fast at scale—and demonstrates why and how to apply these paradigms throughout your organization, rather than with just one department or team. Through case studies, you’ll learn how successful enterprises have rethought everything from governance and financial management to systems architecture and organizational culture in the pursuit of radically improved performance. Discover how Lean focuses on people and teamwork at every level, in contrast to traditional management practices Approach problem-solving experimentally by exploring solutions, testing assumptions, and getting feedback from real users Lead and manage large-scale programs in a way that empowers employees, increases the speed and quality of delivery, and lowers costs Learn how to implement ideas from the DevOps and Lean Startup movements even in complex, regulated environments

Effective DevOps

Effective DevOps
  • Author : Jennifer Davis,Ryn Daniels
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2016-05-30
  • Total pages :410
  • ISBN : 9781491926437
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Summary : Some companies think that adopting devops means bringing in specialists or a host of new tools. With this practical guide, you’ll learn why devops is a professional and cultural movement that calls for change from inside your organization. Authors Ryn Daniels and Jennifer Davis provide several approaches for improving collaboration within teams, creating affinity among teams, promoting efficient tool usage in your company, and scaling up what works throughout your organization’s inflection points. Devops stresses iterative efforts to break down information silos, monitor relationships, and repair misunderstandings that arise between and within teams in your organization. By applying the actionable strategies in this book, you can make sustainable changes in your environment regardless of your level within your organization. Explore the foundations of devops and learn the four pillars of effective devops Encourage collaboration to help individuals work together and build durable and long-lasting relationships Create affinity among teams while balancing differing goals or metrics Accelerate cultural direction by selecting tools and workflows that complement your organization Troubleshoot common problems and misunderstandings that can arise throughout the organizational lifecycle Learn from case studies from organizations and individuals to help inform your own devops journey

The Olympus Project

The Olympus Project
  • Author : Ted Tayler
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2016-09-18
  • Total pages :194
  • ISBN : 1534873996
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Summary : A man rescued from a watery grave by strangers. Headhunted because of his particular skill set; that of a super efficient stone cold killer. This brand new series covers the activities of a secret organisation which recruited the man they have named 'The Phoenix' as they send their agents across the world removing anyone who poses a threat to political or economic stability.We follow 'The Phoenix' as he exacts revenge and rights wrongs in his own inimitable style. Always a loner in the past, can he and his new colleagues work together as a team to prevent a terrorist cell from causing havoc in Central London?"a protagonist that grabs and keeps the reader's interest""several notches above other books in its genre""fast-paced, back to back, page-turning action""dynamic characters, intricate plots, action-packed and sexy!"

Fed & Fit

Fed & Fit
  • Author : Cassy Joy Garcia
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2016-08-16
  • Total pages :432
  • ISBN : 9781628601039
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Summary : Cassy Joy Garcia draws from her years of research and experience to deliver a roadmap to mastering her 'Four Pillars of True Health'. With over 150 gluten-free and Paleo-friendly recipes, a 28-day food and fitness plan, portion guides, program guides and supplemental online tools, Fed & Fit provides readers a foundation for lasting success. Joy's recipes were hand selected to complement each of 'The Four Pillars' and include step-by-step instructions, full-colour photos and personalisation guides to help you achieve your individual wellness goals.

The Reformation

The Reformation
  • Author : M. R. Pritchard
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2013-09-29
  • Total pages :266
  • ISBN : 0615827403
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Summary : The Phoenix Project Book Two Trying to escape from the Phoenix District got Andie two things, a broken arm and a broken spirit. While Andie feels like she might be losing it, she has a bit of hope to hold onto. Everyone else in her family may have been taken away from her or have gone missing, but she has Lina. So she's going to do what Burton Crane ordered her to do and genetically alter the Residents brains so they're the cooperative, docile humans he requested. While analyzing the Residents' genetic data, Andie finds that there's more than one District. And while Andie tries to hold on tight to the few things she has control over, Crane has one last surprise for her. This is the Reformation. Society has been fractured and this is just the beginning of changes to come.