The Effective CIO: How to Achieve Outstanding Success by Eric J. Brown

By Eric J. Brown

In a enterprise international of doubtful budgets, relentless expertise alterations, scarce administration expertise, and severe construction calls for, concept is nice, yet perform sells. The powerful CIO: easy methods to in attaining remarkable luck via Strategic Alignment, monetary administration, and IT Governance  is all approximately perform, effectively providing the nuts-and-bolts for powerful governance execution. It is helping to dissolve the destructive photograph many CIOs have as distant, in basic terms rational determination machines, whereas demonstrating find out how to increase caliber and throughput on your business.

This authoritative textual content comprises governance checklists, pattern IT controls, merger and acquisition techniques, and an in depth framework for IT rules. Authored through very popular IT administration specialists, the e-book presents not just a survey of present thoughts, but additionally comprises certain problem-solving rules, corresponding to how you can constitution optimum IT and telecom contracts with providers, the consequences of SOP-98, and accounting for software program expenditures.

The ebook seamlessly brings jointly views – that of a operating CIO who needs to focus on daily pressures for effects, and that of an IT audit advisor with a different concentrate on governance and inner keep watch over. in contrast to many different CIO-related books that simply talk about options, The powerful CIO contains easy-to-follow guidance and governance rules that may be carried out immediately.

Show description

Read Online or Download The Effective CIO: How to Achieve Outstanding Success through Strategic Alignment, Financial Management, and IT Governance PDF

Similar project management books

Project selection under uncertainty: dynamically allocating resources to maximize value

Undertaking choice less than Uncertainty is the results of a five-year study software at the choice of initiatives in New Product improvement (NPD). settling on the recent Product improvement portfolio is of severe value in modern-day company atmosphere. The NPD portfolio has massive strategic impact at the "middle time period" good fortune of a company.

Project Management JumpStart

The much-anticipated re-creation of the preferred undertaking administration introductory bookThe position of the venture supervisor maintains to develop into extra assorted and critical, putting robust venture administration abilities in excessive call for. This in-depth introductory consultant deals aspiring venture managers the fundamental basics of venture administration.

Students' Guide to Business Computing

This introductory textbook courses scholars throughout the necessities of data expertise and desktops as they follow to the company surroundings. The textual content explains the layout and operation of varied structures and software program, and the way to decide on and use a programming language

From Projects to Programs: A Project Manager's Journey

This can be the tale of an up-and-coming venture supervisor that has been passed a wide software to steer. stick to alongside as Susan Codwell, software supervisor for FitAtWork Inc. , struggles, leads, stumbles, and grows into the function of software supervisor. all through this booklet you are going to achieve a transparent knowing of the center software administration approaches and parts concerned.

Extra info for The Effective CIO: How to Achieve Outstanding Success through Strategic Alignment, Financial Management, and IT Governance

Sample text

Three of the most insidious are the following: NN Information cocooning. The CIO hides out in his or her office and communicates primarily electronically. He or she cuts him- or herself off from information other than what he or she wants to hear. He or she has noise cancellation headphones on when the honking bus is headed his or her way. 12 n The Effective CIO NN Technology isolation. Building and maintaining systems that are proprietary and quirky, not able to be integrated into any new hardware or software.

Ross. IT Governance. How Top Performers Manage IT Decision Rights for Superior Results (Boston: Harvard Business School Press, 2004), 4. 2. Broadbent, Marianne and Ellen S. Kitzis. The New CIO Leader (Boston: Harvard Business School Press, 2004). 3. Taleb, Nassim Nicholas. Fooled by Randomness: The Hidden Role of Change in Life and in the Markets (New York: Texere, 2005), 82. 4. IT Governance Institute. 2006. Enterprise Value: Governance of IT Investments. org (accessed July 12, 2007). 5. Westerman, George and Richard Hunter.

Decisions should be made based on standardized architecture, which itself changes based on business needs. The Magic “AND” What is so great about the “AND” word? It is your ticket to a more interesting and challenging job. If you can be CIO and “X,” then your job just got expanded, possibly a lot. ” As we mentioned earlier, Michael Hites, CIO for New Mexico State University, is Vice President of Planning and Technology. Proactive CIOs can create many opportunities for themselves, far beyond the traditional IT management role.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.54 of 5 – based on 14 votes