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Now Reading: The Phoenix Project

I am now reading The Phoenix Project by Gene Kim, Kevin Behr and George Spafford. I read some of the appraisal by some people such as Tim O’Reilly and Jim White-Hurst and I felt like I had to give it a go.

I am reading what seems to be the newly updated and expanded editon of the book. The book follows the “adventures” of Bill, an IT manager who has been tasked with taking on a project critical to the future of the business, code-named Phoenix Project. As you may imagine, the project is not where is should be when he takes it over: it is massively over budget and behind schedule.

With the help of a prospective board member and his The Three Ways philosophy, Bill starts to see that IT work has more in common with a manufacturing plant work than he ever imagined.

Every person involved in a failed IT project should be forced to read this book.

Tim O’Reilly, Founder and 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 White-Hurst, President and CEO, Red Hat, Inc.