The Adventures of an IT Leader, Updated Edition

Narrated by: Teri Schnaubelt
Length: 10 hrs and 28 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (135 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Becoming an effective IT manager presents a host of challenges - from anticipating emerging technology to managing relationships with vendors, employees, and other managers. A good IT manager must also be a strong business leader. This book invites you to accompany new CIO Jim Barton to better understand the role of IT in your organization. You'll see Jim struggle through a challenging first year, handling (and fumbling) situations that, although fictional, are based on true events. You can listen to this book from beginning to end, or treat is as a series of cases. You can also skip around to address your most pressing needs. For example, need to learn about crisis management and security? Listen to chapters 10-12. You can formulate your own responses to a CIO's obstacles by listening to the authors' regular "Reflection" questions. You'll turn to this book many times as you face IT-related issues in your own career.

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A good take on preperation vs reaction

The delivery about the experiances as a pinch hit C.I.O. for a company reflects on what to do in an I.T. emergency as well as the management of an I.T. infrastructure.

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Recommended for those in IT management

IMHO, if you are involved in the management of tech teams, or you have colleagues in your organization who are, this is worth the time. Good for CIO/CTO's, and consultants who report to executive teams.

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Best way to learn.

The format of the book was very engaging and informative. Having been an IT professional for the past 30 years, this story rings so true. Awesome learning experience.

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excellent .

Loved it , had a wonderful experience of learning the IT managers adventure journey. The narrative help us to connect with my current role. Boosted my confidence to perform my current role in IT Management.

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  • 07-12-19

Different

The concepts explained in a narrative is a refreshingly different way of approaching the topics. Easy to identify with the characters and listen to in the car on the way to or from work. Not sure yet if I like or dislike the voice changes for different characters in the narrative, however, I would highly recommend this audiobook.