The job of an IT manager is constantly changing. The technologies that we used to use are now gone. The technologies that we use today will eventually go away. This means that we need to make sure that we are constantly aware of what new technologies are coming our way and what our teams will be able to do with them.
It's always been known that the job of being CIO is a tough job. One of the reasons that this job is so hard to do well is because we stand on shifting ground. The technology that we use goes out of style and then gets replaced by new technology almost overnight. One of your tasks as CIO is to be able to take a look at new and emerging technologies and determine which of these will impact your company.
Power Distribution Units (PDUs) – you mean power strips, right? That's what I thought when I was first introduced to this product. Boy oh boy was I wrong! Yes, the PDUs that are manufactured to be sold to the owners and operators of data centers do bear some similarities to the simple power strips that we all use at home. But we are really talking about two very different products here.
It turns out that most negotiations are over even before they begin. The team that has spent the most time planning for the negotiation, doing their homework, and collecting the data that they'll need is the one that's going to walk away from the table with the best deal. Wouldn't you want that team to be your team? Planning is what happens before you sit down at the negotiating table. There are no negotiating tactics or tricks at play here. It's just a matter of you doing your homework.
What is a product manager without a product? Nothing. That's why it's so very important that when a product is being developed that the product manager be involved. Now exactly how best to go about doing that is an entirely different question. The process from having an idea for a product to actually having a product is a long and treacherous road. So many things can go wrong that either cause the schedule to have to be extended or cause a product with the wrong features to be developed.
Dr. Jim Anderson explores what product managers have to do in order to make their products a success. Dr. Anderson uses real-world examples from Microsoft, Dell, and Toyota to show product managers both what works and what doesn't work when it comes to capturing your customer's imagination (and their wallets). Product managers can get caught up in the details of their product. There always seem to be new requirements to create, product launches to schedule, and features to document.
Isn't technology a wonderful thing? As CIO you are in charge of one of the most technologically sophisticated parts of the company. It's very easy to fill your days dealing with issues regarding servers, networks, routers, switches, firewalls, etc. However, it turns out that if you do this, then you'll be overlooking one of the most important tasks that a CIO needs to accomplish: communication. This book has been written in order to show you what you need to be doing in order to get your message out.
There are speeches, and then there are great speeches. As public speakers it's the great speeches that we want to give; however, how is one to go about creating such a speech?
Dr. Jim Anderson explores what public speakers have to do in order to deliver great speeches. Dr. Anderson uses real-world examples of what works and what doesn't work when it comes to capturing your audience's imagination. In order to create and deliver a great speech, you first need to start by planning how you are going to accomplish this. Planning includes identifying the purpose of your speech, understanding who your audience will be, and deciding what type of speech you are going to give.
First off, I'm very sorry that you have an interest in this topic. I suspect that either you or someone that you know has broken a bone. This is the kind of thing that seems to bedevil children but it turns out that it can strike any of us at any age. I suspect that by this point in life you already know how to deal with having a cold, the flu, or a stomach ache. However, there is a very good chance that nobody ever told you how to deal with breaking a bone.
This audiobook has been written with one goal in mind - to show you how you can land the perfect job when you get out of college. It doesn't matter where you are in school (Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, or Senior) the strategies laid out here are going to get you the job that you want! It's full of practical, proven techniques that will both help you to find the job that you want and make it yours!