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The Adventures of an It Leader

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Publisher Comments:

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.

Book News Annotation:

With a touch of humor evident in the book's b&w comic-book style illustrations, Austin, chair of the executive education program at Harvard Business School, chronicles the epic adventures of Jim Barton, the totally inexperienced new chief information officer (CIO) of the fictional IVK Corporation. Barton deals with everyday challenges, responds to major crises, and successfully remakes the company's technology capabilities into a strategic asset. Organization charts, financial statements, reports, and other materials from the fictional organization are included. Chapter reflection questions are intended for small-group discussions. The book can be read cover-to-cover or as a series of case studies, by IT managers and those working with them. The material has been used in graduate and undergraduate classrooms at the Harvard Business School, the University of Washington, and the Copenhagen Business School. There is no subject index. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781422146606
Author:
Austin, Robert D.
Publisher:
Harvard Business School Press
Author:
O'Donnell, Shannon
Author:
Nolan, Richard L.
Subject:
Information Management
Subject:
Management
Subject:
Strategic planning
Subject:
Computer Science
Subject:
Information resources management
Subject:
Management Information Systems
Subject:
Business management
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20090331
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
9.5 x 6.5 in 22.2 oz

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