Joe Regenstein, CPA, FPAC

πŸ“š Book Summary: The DevOps Handbook, The Phoenix Project, and The Unicorn Project by Gene Kim, et alπŸ“š

In today’s fast-paced business environment, organizations need to deliver software faster, more reliably, and with higher quality than ever before. DevOps provides the framework for achieving these goals, and β€œThe DevOps Handbookβ€œ, β€œThe Phoenix Projectβ€œ, and β€œThe Unicorn Project” are three books that provide invaluable insights into this methodology.

The DevOps Handbook is a comprehensive guide to the principles and practices of DevOps. The book covers everything from the history of DevOps to the key concepts and practices that enable organizations to achieve DevOps success. Some of the key concepts covered in the book include continuous integration and delivery, automation, monitoring, and collaboration.

The Phoenix Project is a novel that tells the story of Parts Unlimited, a company that manufactures and sells auto parts. The book introduces the Three Ways, which are the principles that underpin DevOps. These are flow, feedback, and continual experimentation and learning. The IT department of Parts Unlimited uses these principles to transform its processes and deliver software faster and with higher quality. The Unicorn Project is a follow-up to The Phoenix Project, and it focuses on the development team at Parts Unlimited. The book follows a developer named Maxine, who joins a struggling software development team. Maxine must find a way to improve the team’s processes and culture in order to deliver a new product that will save the company. Along the way, she learns about the Five Ideals of DevOps, which are culture, automation, measurement, sharing, and learning.

Overall, these three books provide a comprehensive overview of DevOps and its impact on software development. They offer practical advice and real-world examples of how DevOps principles and practices can be used to improve software delivery and drive business success. If you are interested in DevOps, these books are a must-read, especially for those who want to learn how organizations like Parts Unlimited have used DevOps principles and practices to transform their software delivery processes and achieve success.

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