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The Phoenix Project

A one-day business game introducing the DevOps philosophy

The Phoenix Project

A one-day business game introducing the DevOps philosophy

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Course Overview

Parts Unlimited is in trouble. Newspaper reports reveal the poor financial performance of the organisation. The only way to not only save the company, but also make it competitive and profitable is “The Phoenix Project”, an IT enabled business transformation, with Retail Operations as the business owner. Can your team embrace the DevOps philosophy and make the “The Phoenix Project” a success?

This one-day, role-based business simulation is based on the seminal novel about DevOps, The Phoenix Project, shines a light on the core cultural and behavioural needs for a successful DevOps implementation.

Course Content

DevOps is more than just as set of tools or arcane methodologies: it’s a mind-set. This Business Game allows teams to experience the benefits of adopting a DevOps approach and allow them to feel first-hand how awkward that behavioural shift can be.

Benefits for you as an individual:
You’ll gain a hands-on insight to the benefits to shifting a DevOps mind-set. The course is deliberately non-technical in nature. What you will leave with is a sound understanding of the goals of DevOps and importantly how to apply the key principles to a real-life environment

Benefits for your organisation:
Business are demanding ever shorter release cycles for new applications. Traditionally ‘Operations’ is seen as a barrier with lengthy bureaucratic controls and delays in provisioning production systems. DevOps is a growing movement for shortening development and deployment - integrating Development and Operations. However, this requires a mind-set shift, new behaviours and a cultural change in both Development and Operations. Project Phoenix allows teams to play out how this might work in a safe-to-fail environment.

Learning Objectives

You will learn how to:

  • Apply DevOps principles in a real life situation
  • Find the right balance between delivering your SLA requirements and your IT projects according to plan
  • How DevOps can bring serious value to your business
  • Increase the efficiency and effectiveness of your IT Department
  • Create better flow in your teams
  • Develop people’s skills to act in a DevOps environment
  • Educate business people about their responsibilities in making IT Projects more successful


This simulation is targeted at all roles and employees in Business, IT Development and IT Operations who want to apply Lean, Agile and ITSM principles to improve the performance of their IT Services or to create more value out of their IT Solutions. This simulation is for organizations who want to develop their culture to achieve better collaboration and as a result, faster and error-free deployment of new IT Solutions.

The simulation can be used for:

  • Awareness programs
  • Assessment sessions
  • Teambuilding


There are no prerequisites for the course however a basic understanding of the software delivery cycle would be beneficial.

Course Preparation

Any pre-course preparation will be provided to your after registration.

Certifying Bodies & Exams

This course does not provide a formal certification and does not include an exam.

What You Receive

One-day of high quality instruction from one of our experienced trainers. Also included are:

  • Course Materials
  • Refreshments before and during the course are provided (for courses on our public schedule only)
  • Radtac Community membership including face-to-face and virtual networking and knowledge sharing opportunities, access to industry experts, special offers and invitations to special events

Course Address

We can train at a location of your choice.

Course Duration

Course duration - 1 day

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