Adventures of an It Leader
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Adventures of an It Leader

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by Robert D. Austin, Richard L. Nolan, Shannon O'Donnell
     
 

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ISBN-10: 142214660X

ISBN-13: 9781422146606

Pub. Date: 03/24/2009

Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press


Becoming an effective IT manager presents a host of challenges--from anticipating emerging technology to managing relationships with vendors, employees, and other managers. A good IT manager must also be a strong business leader.

This book invites you to accompany new CIO Jim Barton to better understand the role of IT in your organization. You'll see Jim

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Becoming an effective IT manager presents a host of challenges--from anticipating emerging technology to managing relationships with vendors, employees, and other managers. A good IT manager must also be a strong business leader.

This book invites you to accompany new CIO Jim Barton to better understand the role of IT in your organization. You'll see Jim struggle through a challenging first year, handling (and fumbling) situations that, although fictional, are based on true events.

You can read this book from beginning to end, or treat is as a series of cases. You can also skip around to address your most pressing needs. For example, need to learn about crisis management and security? Read chapters 10-12. You can formulate your own responses to a CIO's obstacles by reading the authors' regular "Reflection" questions.

You'll turn to this book many times as you face IT-related issues in your own career.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781422146606
Publisher:
Harvard Business Review Press
Publication date:
03/24/2009
Pages:
314
Sales rank:
214,378
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.20(d)

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MJ-ITLeader More than 1 year ago
Don't let the comic book cover and character art throughout the book fool you - this book is all business. Laid out as a "day-in-the-life" story in novel form, the book follows the trials and tribulations of a new CIO. Struggling to prevent the title acronym from signifying "career is over" the executive must learn what it takes to lead an IT function at the heart of a company's business strategy. People, process and technology are just the start. Relationships, politics, crisis management and communications also play a vital role. This is an excellent book for experienced CIO's, IT managers wanting to understand how to be a CIO as well as for business executives who find themselves having to deal with, or at least tolerate, the geeks from IT who keep providing roadblocks to implementing that great new technology that will drive the company to market dominance. Whether used by an individual ready, or as a teaching tool for a team or class, this is an excellent discussion igniter.