Adventures of an It Leader
Author: Robert D. Austin, Richard L. Nolan, Shannon O'Donnell
publisher: Harvard Business Review Press
publisher Date: 03/24/2009
Schools: Temple University，Illinois Institute of Technology，Worcester Polytechnic Institute，University of Nevada - Las Vegas，University of New Hampshire，The University of Michigan - Ann Arbor，Brandeis Univeisity，Rice University，University of Delaware，University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Description: 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.