Adventures of an It Leader

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Harvard Business Press, Apr 21, 2009 - Business & Economics - 314 pages
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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.
 

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This book was written in the style of 'The Goal' but fell short. Focused on IT problems of one company with concepts that would need to be reformed to match each real world situation of business. This is what a good case study should look like, not a novel. Read full review

Contents

Copyright Introduction
THE HERO CALLED TO ACTION
The New
CIO Challenges
CIO Leadership
THE ROAD OF TRIALS
The Cost of
The Value of
Damage
Communication
THE HERO BREAKS THROUGH
Emerging Technology
Vendor Partnering
Managing Talent
Standardization and Innovation
MASTER OF TWO WORLDS

Project Management
The Runaway Project
IT Priorities
IT and the Board of Directors
THE HEROS ORDEAL
Crisis
Looking Forward
Epilogue
Notes Ways of UsingThis Book
Acknowledgements
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