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  • The Phoenix Project

  • A Novel about IT, DevOps, and Helping Your Business Win 5th Anniversary Edition
  • By: Gene Kim, Kevin Behr, George Spafford
  • Narrated by: Chris Ruen
  • Length: 14 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,938
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,042
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,029

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 90 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.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Theory and Practice merged

  • By Peter on 11-23-15

An amazing, thought provoking stort

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 06-27-18

This book captures the struggles of every level of IT so well. It truly gets you thinking deep and hard about what every IT professional can do to accelerate DevOps.

  • DevOps for the Modern Enterprise

  • Winning Practices to Transform Legacy IT Organizations
  • By: Mirco Hering
  • Narrated by: James Patrick Cronin
  • Length: 6 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35

Many organizations are facing the uphill battle of modernizing their legacy IT infrastructure. Mirco Hering, a thought leader in managing IT within legacy organizations, lays out a road map to success for IT managers and tells them how to create the right ecosystem, how to empower people to bring their best to work every day, how to put the right technology in the driver's seat to propel their organization to success, and addresses the different challenges that legacy organizations face as they transform into modern IT departments.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • great first chapter, but then it got weak

  • By Marcus on 05-15-18

great advice for all maturity levels.

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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-17-18

Very practical advice. The author has obviously spent a lot of time developing their skill and we are fortunate enough to learn from it.

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  • Beyond the Phoenix Project

  • The Origins and Evolution of DevOps
  • By: Gene Kim, John Willis
  • Narrated by: Gene Kim, John Willis
  • Length: 7 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 202
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 176
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 178

Gene Kim and John Willis present this nine-part series that includes an oral history of the DevOps movement, as well as discussion around pivotal figures and philosophies that DevOps draws upon, from Goldratt to Deming; from Lean to Safety Culture to Learning Organizations.The audiobook is a great way for listeners to take an even deeper dive into topics relevant to DevOps and leading technology organizations.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • From Darwin to DevOps

  • By Ethan Klitzke on 03-09-18

very well formed and insightful discussion

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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-10-18

A must listen follow up to "The Phoenix Project" and "The DevOps Handbook". Insightful and very informative discussion. Will definitely be following through on several of the other books mentioned in Beyond.

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  • The DevOps Handbook

  • How to Create World-Class Agility, Reliability, and Security in Technology Organizations
  • By: Gene Kim, Patrick Debois, John Willis, and others
  • Narrated by: Ron Butler
  • Length: 12 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 592
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 506
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 501

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, and Netflix, are routinely and reliably deploying code into production hundreds, or even thousands, of times per day.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Difficult to do as an Audio

  • By Ken Taylor on 06-06-18

Terrific accomoanyment to The Pheonix Project

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-30-18

I cannot wait to find a way to beat the downward spiral for my organization.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful