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Tag: process improvement
Beyond Agile development, The Phoenix Project is an entertaining narrative about a new way of working in IT called DevOps. The book contains a great deal of dramatic crises and conflicts, as well as humor. IT troubles and successes are exaggerated in this fictional account to make some important points. I found this book to be highly enjoyable, informative and quick reading. This book is recommended by Gartner Group as well as our very own Senior Director of Quality and Process Management, Gene Rogers.
In this IT novel, the main character (Bill Palmer) arrives at Parts Unlimited, to discover that his boss (the VP of Operations) and his boss's boss (the CIO) have left the company. The CEO wants to meet with Bill immediately. Bill is promoted to VP of Operations, and his quiet life as an IT middle manager ends abruptly, as he's thrust into a world of extreme daily stress and IT firefighting.
Bill meets a Yoda-like consultant, an IT and manufacturing guru (Erik), who guides his growth as an effective leader. Erik...