The Phoenix Project: A Novel about IT, DevOps, and Helping Your Business Win

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Author: Gene Kim, Kevin Behr, George Spafford
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by fossuser   2020-05-22
If you're interested there are a couple of great books that dig more into this kind of thing.

The Phoenix Project: https://www.amazon.com/Phoenix-Project-DevOps-Helping-Busine...

Its related Dev Ops Handbook: https://www.amazon.com/DevOps-Handbook-World-Class-Reliabili...

by SamuelAdams   2020-01-27
I'm with you on this. I don't understand the HN mentality of "100% performance at all working hours". Many employers do not need you to be highly performant all the time, but they do need you to be available all the time.

I'm also reading the Phoenix Project [1], and there's a worker Brent who knows every system well and can fix any issue. However, he is supposed to be working on the big company project (think like an ERP system). However, he can't get that work done because everyone and their brother keeps asking for a "quick" five minutes of his time, several times a day. All in all, he is not able to get his assigned tasks done because he's so busy with other interruptions.

If that happens then yes, talk to your direct report and come up with a better solution. But you shouldn't need to block out every interruption ever. There are times when it is warranted.

[1]: https://www.amazon.com/Phoenix-Project-DevOps-Helping-Busine...

by mihemihe   2019-12-15
I had a really good time myself reading: The Phoenix Project: A Novel about IT, DevOps, and Helping Your Business( https://www.amazon.com/Phoenix-Project-DevOps-Helping-Busine... )
by lobops   2019-07-21

Na verdade, cria-se muito mito em cima de nomenclaturas. O SRE veio da engenharia de software como bem aborda aquele famoso livro do Gene Kin o The Phoenix Project: A Novel about IT, DevOps... . O SRE hoje pela definição de onde se originou (o Google), e atuando dentro do Google propriamente, é o que seria em tese o nome que se dá erroneamente ao (Engenheiro DevOps)...que sabemos ser um nome de mercado...uma vez que na teoria não faz sentido algum.

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O SRE é o cara que compreende a arquitetura dos projetos, de lógica de programação (podendo atuar nas mais diversas linguagens), apesar de ter maioria em python e GO, mas que resolve todo tipo de problema relacionado principalmente a operações. É uma tentativa de mercado de resgatar o MacGyver , que consegue juntar um chiclete e um clips e produzir uma bomba, mas com a intenção de contratar um Chuck Norris . No fim das contas, na prática, é o profissional pau para toda obra. O foda é quando pagam mal por isto.

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Outra coisa também que atrapalha é o EGO e VAIDADE das pessoas em se entitularem tais coisas. Mal sabem da cilada que podem estar se envolvendo. A cilada de enganar o empregador que tem espectativa maior do que aquela que você anuncia, ou a cilada de cair uma porção grande de problemas no seu colo que muitas vezes não há maturidade e experiência para resolve-los. Essas coisas eu vejo com certa frequencia e claro, sempre me disponho a ajudar. Mas é bom dar este toque.

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by bad_luck_charm   2019-07-21

https://www.amazon.com/Phoenix-Project-DevOps-Helping-Business/dp/0988262592

by tocktickgoestheclock   2019-07-21

In someways, if you don't want to be overwhelmed with all these outdated stuff, the right thing to do is to organize your work and get your priority list in order for what you need to fix. I would encourage you to read https://www.amazon.com/Phoenix-Project-DevOps-Helping-Business/dp/0988262592 for a perspective. The last thing you want is to be running around like a headless chicken and fixing stuff that is not the important thing for the business to survive. Good luck

by phobug   2019-07-21

Might be a bit off topic, but I like the arc of the security guy from "The Phoenix Project" https://www.amazon.com/Phoenix-Project-DevOps-Helping-Business/dp/0988262592

by woqe   2018-11-10
I just finished reading the Phoenix Project, and I wanted to say the beginning of this post read almost exactly like the first 3/4's of the book.

https://www.amazon.com/Phoenix-Project-DevOps-Helping-Busine...

by Jtsummers   2017-11-23
That book is next on my reading list, but also worth checking out is "The Phoenix Project". It applies the concepts of "The Goal" to IT (operations to start, but it gets extended to development through the book).

https://www.amazon.com/Phoenix-Project-DevOps-Helping-Busine...