Among other topics, Dick and Rob discuss the following topics with Metis Strategy
Together with Shannon O’Donnell, Dick and Rob have written “The Adventures of an IT Leader,” published in April of 2009 by Harvard Business School Press. The book is a novel about the new CIO of IVK Corporation, Jim Barton. Based on actual cases with which the authors have become familiar over the years, Barton’s adventures represent a true depiction of what it is like to be the new CIO of a major company. Barton struggles to keep IT’s costs under control, to demonstrate the value of IT, to manage projects effectively, and to tame the runaway project.
The Adventures of an IT Leader can be read from cover to cover or the chapters can be treated like a series of cast studies. However it is read and used, it is an invaluable book for new CIOs or for people who aspire to take on the challenges of the top IT position.