DevOps and Kanban: Lessons Learned from “The Phoenix Project”

Find out why I, co-author of The Phoenix Project: A Novel About IT, DevOps, and Helping Your Business Win and The DevOps Cookbook, recommend Kanban to improve the practice of IT. 

I discuss how to solve common IT problems  including developer due date performance, availability, security and compliance — using DevOps patterns of work.

Kanban boards appear prominently throughout the The Phoenix Project as the mechanism to visualize work, limit WIP and ensure fast flow, especially where work crosses organizational boundaries (e.g., between Dev and Ops) and creates bottlenecks.

Helpful links:

Presentation slides: DevOps and Kanban PDF
DevOps Enterprise Summit
Top 11 Things You Need to Know About DevOps
Kanbans and DevOps: Resource Guide for “The Phoenix Project”

Gene Kim

Gene is the author of The Phoenix Project: A Novel About IT, DevOps, and Helping Your Business Win and The Visible Ops Handbook, a researcher, and founder and former CTO of Tripwire. He is passionate about IT operations, security and compliance, and how IT organizations successfully transform from “good to great.” Connect with him on Twitter @RealGeneKim.

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