A Seat at the Table

A Seat at the Table

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A Seat at the Table is a must read for IT managers and CIOs who are looking to integrate IT practices as a dynamic actor for their business, which in today's digital world is needed more than ever before. This book looks at the impact of agile and lean thinking, DevOps, Lean Startup, and other contemporary management ideas to define the new role of IT leadership and how it fits into the business organisation.

Organised in three parts: 'Finding a Seat at the Table', 'Earning a Seat at the Table', and 'Sitting at the Table' - A Seat at the Table looks at the impact of contemporary management ideas for IT organisations within enterprises. Using humour and a deep knowledge of what it takes to get a seat at the table, Mark Schwartz shows readers how to define the new role of IT, where CIOs fit within the bigger picture of a business organisation, and how to get C-level leadership to enrol in a new vision for IT leadership.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 376 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 25.4mm | 385.55g
  • OR, United States
  • English
  • 1942788118
  • 9781942788119
  • 149,953

Table of contents

Table of Contents Foreword Introduction Part One: Finding the Table 1. Sitting Alone 2. Kept from the Table 3. Approaching Agilely and Leanly Part Two: Earning the Seat 4. Planning 5. Requirements 6. Transformation 7. Enterprise Architecture 8. Build vs. Buy 9. Governance and Oversight 10. Risk 11. Quality 12. Shadow IT Part Three: Sitting at the Table 13. The CIO's Place at the Table 14. Exhortation and Table Manners Endnotes Recommended Reading Acknowledgements
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I use to feel guilty when someone would ask me how do I get my leader-ship to understand DevOps if they refuse to accept it. My answer was, basically, you can't. Now I can give them a copy of A Seat at the Table.--John Willis
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About Mark Schwartz

Mark Schwartz is an iconoclastic CIO and a playful crafter of ideas, an inveterate purveyor of lucubratory prose. He has been an IT leader in organizations small and large, public, private, and nonprofit. As the CIO of US Citizenship and Immigration Services, he provokes the federal government into adopting Agile and DevOps practices. He is pretty sure that when he was the CIO of Intrax Cultural Exchange he was the first person ever to use business intelligence and supply chain analytics to place au pairs with the right host families. Mark speaks frequently on innovation, bureaucratic implications of DevOps, and Agile processes in low-trust environments. With a computer science degree from Yale and an MBA from Wharton, Mark is either an expert on the business value of IT or just confused and much poorer.
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