The Phoenix Project

The Phoenix Project simulation is not a product as much as it is an experience. The realistic scenarios, challenges and pain points embedded in the game built a creative tension in a safe environment and allowed everyone to discover new insights into applying DevOps to improve flow throughout the value stream—from the business request through IT and to customers.

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Why a DevOps game?

Who should attend this DevOps® Simulation?

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 and integrating Development and Operations. 

However this requires a mindset shift, new behaviors and a cultural shift in both Development and Operations. Traditionally suspicious of each other, they must now work closely together. Yet many companies are struggling to adopt and deploy DevOps and how to change the culture.

  • IT development teams
  • IT operations & Service Management
  • Individuals who require a detailed understanding of DevOps principles
  • IT professionals working within or about to enter an Agile service design environment
Why a DevOps game?


Bill is an IT manager at Parts Unlimited. Bill gets a call from the CEO. The company’s new IT initiative, code named Phoenix Project, is critical to the future of Parts Unlimited. The Project Phoenix was $20 million over budget and three years late. The CEO wants Bill to report directly to him. Fix the mess in ninety days or else Bill’s entire department will be outsourced.


Course objectives

  • Learn more about DevOps
  • About the practical implementation of DevOps
  • Learn more about how to increase business value
  • Learn how to develop collaboration within your teams

Your DevOps Team

Your team will act in different roles within the Parts Unlimited organization. 

You can be Retail Operations, Human Resources or Finance – playing the Business roles of the company. Or you can be the VP of IT Operations or other members from his IT Team that needs to develop the applications and solve the IT Issues.

Your challenge is to use the DevOps principles and apply them in this serious Business Simulation. In three rounds you will work on the IT projects and IT issues and ensure that “The Phoenix Project” will be finished on time. But, beware, the business keeps coming with new ideas and demands and external developments outside your control can also throw a spanner in the works.

Your DevOps Team


Objectives the simulation will be customized towards your own specific needs and learning objectives. 

But in general these are the main objectives:
  • How to create better flow in your teams?
  • How to apply DevOps principles in a real life situation?
  • How to develop people’s skills to act in a DevOps environment?
  • How to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of your IT Department?
  • How to experience how DevOps can bring serious value to your business?
  • How to show business their responsibilities in making IT Projects more successful?
  • How to find the right balance between delivering your SLA requirements and your IT projects according to plan?

Interested in DevOps

About the Phoenix project simulation game

1 DAY8 - 12NO
Duration of the simulation

Number of participantsBasic understanding required

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