The Adventures of an IT Leader (Updated Edition)

  • 10h 28m 27s
  • Richard L. Nolan, Robert D. Austin, Shannon O'Donnell
  • Recorded Books, Inc.
  • 2017

Becoming an effective IT leader and manager presents a host of challenges—from anticipating emerging technologies, to managing relationships with senior executives, vendors, and employees, to communicating with the board. A good IT leader must also be a strong business leader.

This book—now thoroughly updated with a new preface by the authors and current tech details and terminology—invites you to accompany new CIO Jim Barton as he steps up to leadership at his company. You’ll get a deeper understanding of the role of IT in your own organization as you see Jim struggle through a tough first year, handling (and fumbling) all kinds of management challenges. Although fictional, the scenarios are based on the authors’ long experience working with real-life companies across industries and sectors.

In this Audiobook

  • 1. The New CIO
  • 2. CIO Challenges
  • 3. CIO Leadership
  • 4. The Cost of IT
  • 5. The Value of IT
  • 6. Project Management
  • 7. The Runaway Project
  • 8. IT Priorities
  • 9. IT and the Board of Directors
  • 10. Crisis
  • 11. Damage
  • 12. Communication
  • 13. Emerging Technology
  • 14. Vendor Partnering
  • 15. Managing Talent
  • 16. Standardization
  • 17. Innovation
  • 18. Managing Risk
  • 19. Looking Forward


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