A DevOps Simulation : The Phoenix Project - online

This course will be highly interactive with a good balance between exercises and theory.

Be prepared to be surprised and acquire a huge load of new skills you can put in practice right away.

This course will be held in a safe and great atmosphere to maximise the learning.

If you have any special wishes for the event let us know, we are here to make it a splendid experience.

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Ends on February 15
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February 16, 3:00 pm —
February 19, 6:00 pm CET

Course Details

a DevOps simulation experience

in four sessions of three hours - easily inserted in your workday.  


  • Are you exploring ways to kick-off a DevOps adoption ?
  • Do you want to experience more effective ways of collaboration in and between teams ?
  • Is ‘DevOps’ buzzing in your company and / or industry ?

It is no longer a question of 'should we adopt DevOps' , but 'when and how'. Due to it's name, it is often implied that we just need to learn/acquire some technical tools and skills to reap the benefits.

The technical skills are only half the story. 12 of the 24 capabilities required are indeed technical, the other half is about Leadership, Information management & Product Development.

What :

DevOps represents a significant cultural and behavioral change and many organizations fail to address this in their adoption.

This business game allows you to explore and understand DevOps. By experiencing the challenges of a DevOps adoption you canntify and agree on concrete actions for your unique context.

In 4 sessions of three hours, you will explore aspects of the Three Ways to create flow and of the 24 DevOps capabilities and evaluate their effects. In each session you will learn about different aspects which you can then try-out in the simulation. After the simulation you will evaluate, based on what you experienced, what concrete actions would be important to take in your context.


The simulation game is based upon ‘The Phoenix Project’ Book. Parts Unlimited is in trouble. Newspaper reports reveal the poor financial performance of the organization. The only way forward to not only save the company but to make it competitive and profitable is “The Phoenix Project” which represents an IT enabled business transformation, with Retail Operations as the business owner of this project. The needs that the “The Phoenix Project” will be a success. But IT is facing a tremendous amount of work. A huge backlogs of issues, features and projects.

The simulation allows you to act in a leadership role within the Parts Unlimited organization. You can represent Retail Operations, Human Resources or Finance – leading the Business roles of the company. Or you can experience how Development or Operations struggle to develop the solutions and keep the lights on.

Your challenge is to learn and use the DevOps principles and apply them in this Professional Business Simulation. In four sessions you will work on the projects and issues and ensure that “The Phoenix Project” will be finished on time. While there are several risks to be mitigated, business keeps coming with newas and demands. Also external developments outside your control will throw a spanner in the works.


This training is al for people who want to have a significant impact on the way their organization generates value through software. Either for their customers or for internal processes.

  • Sponsors will learn what kind of leaders they will need.
  • Leaders will discover the different aspects that make it all work together.
  • Team members will learn the bigger context they are playing in, and how they can contribute.

The main learning objectives are:

  • Explore and experience the essence of DevOps
  • Discover how to make DevOps successful when working with remote teams 
  • How to visualize flow
  • How to keep track on status and progress
  • How to learn and improve
  • How to decide and communicate remotely in a complex context
  • Learn by doing, and measure the effect of timeboxed efforts
  • How to bring effective value to your business 
  • How to dissolve the risks and issues in your IT delivery 
  • How to develop people’s skills to act in a DevOps environment 
  • How to design a strong interactive online training 

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