The Next Leap in Productivity: What Top Managers Really Need to Know about Information Technology

The Next Leap in Productivity: What Top Managers Really Need to Know about Information Technology

by Adam Kolawa
     
 

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The Next Leap in Productivity

What Top Managers Really Need to Know about Information Technology

IT is to commerce in the twenty-first century what wind was to the Royal Navy in the eighteenth century, what coal was to the Industrial Revolution, what philosophy was to the Enlightenment, and what art was to the Renaissance. Not only is IT central to every

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The Next Leap in Productivity

What Top Managers Really Need to Know about Information Technology

IT is to commerce in the twenty-first century what wind was to the Royal Navy in the eighteenth century, what coal was to the Industrial Revolution, what philosophy was to the Enlightenment, and what art was to the Renaissance. Not only is IT central to every organization, it radiates through every part of every organization, touching everything, everywhere.

Now is the time for top managers to meet their CIOs halfway and learn to walk a mile in their shoes. The Next Leap in Productivity is a great place to begin the journey. In this brash and irreverent book, theoretical physicist Adam Kolawa poses crucial questions including:

  • What would happen if software could be created so quickly and easily that it could be considered essentially "disposable"?
  • What would happen if the techniques of W. Edwards Deming and Joseph Juran—the two most influential thinkers behind the total quality movement—were applied to software development?
  • How can companies benefit from radical improvements in software development productivity?
  • Can better software save the world?

Adam Kolawa's call to action is simple: If you really care about your business, you must find ways to make IT more productive. The improvements you achieve in IT productivity can be leveraged into huge leaps in productivity at the enterprise level.

The Next Leap in Productivity offers a compelling vision of a future world in which human creativity is translated effortlessly into software, heralding a new era of incredible technological advances.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470398111
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
02/03/2009
Pages:
187
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Adam Kolawa, PhD, is CEO and cofounder of Parasoft, arespected global provider of software solutions and services. Hehas been granted sixteen patents for his recent inventions, wasawarded the Los Angeles Ernst & Young's Entrepreneur of theYear Award in the software category and was recognized byeWeek as one of the 100 Most Influential People in IT. He isthe coauthor of Automated Defect Prevention: Best Practices inSoftware Management, published by Wiley, as well asBulletproofing Web Applications.

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