Books Slideshow: Fall Reading List: Books to Boost Your CIO IQBy Dennis McCafferty | Posted 09-30-2010
Training and Collaboration with Virtual Worlds
by Alex Heiphetz and Gary Woodill McGraw Hill/Available nowVirtual worlds aren't simply about fun and games anymore. Here's how you use these tools to pull together global teams and improve ROI on your IT projects.
The One Minute Negotiator
by Don Hutson and George LucasBerrett Koehler/Available nowGetting approval for your IT projects requires world-class negotiating skills. Here's how to leverage what you have so you can get what you need.
Management Strategies for the Cloud Revolution: How Cloud Computing Is Transforming Business and Why You Cant Afford to Be Left Behind
By Charles BabcockMcGraw Hill/Available nowA go-to guide on the cloud's capabilities, costs, technology solutions and what this means for the future of every business.
The Orange Revolution: How One Great Team Can Transform an Entire Organization
by Adrian Gostick and Chester EltonFree Press/Available nowThe authors explore successful teamwork at companies as diverse as Zappos.com, American Express and Madison Square Garden. Learn how goal setting, trust, accountability and other critical values deliver results.
AMA Handbook of Project Management, Third Edition
by Paul Dinsmore and Jeanette Cabanis-BrewinAMACOM/Available nowThis updated comprehensive reference presents the critical concepts and theories that all project managers must master. You can use it as a personal reminder -- or distribute it as "required reading" for your teams.
Practical Software Project Estimation: A Toolkit for Estimating Software Development Effort & Duration
Compiled and edited by Peter R. HillMcGraw-Hill/Available in October 2010Produced by the International Software Benchmarking Standards Group, this is a nuts-and-bolts, complete toolkit for accurately estimating the size, cost, and duration of software development projects. Data is derived from more than 5,000 completed international software projects.
Buy-In: Saving Your Good Idea from Getting Shot Down
by John Kotter and Lorne WhiteheadHarvard Business Press/Available Oct. 6Having difficulty getting your CFO and CEO to greenlight your IT proposals? This is the book for you. Learn how to overcome common "attack" strategies.
What I Didnt Learn in Business School: How Strategy Works in the Real World
by Jay Barney and Trish Gorman CliffordHarvard Business Press/Available Oct. 12Whether you went to business school or not, you can learn about the human/political "minefields" in organizations today and how to navigate them.
Management? Its Not What You Think
by Henry Mintzberg, Bruce Ahlstrand, and Joseph LampelAMACOM/Available Oct. 28An irreverent look at management buzzwords, myths, management fads and other realities of corporate life.
Managing the Mobile Workforce
by David Clemons and Michael KrothMcGraw Hill/Available in NovemberYour workplace may not even maintain a central office. But you can still motivate and engage your IT employees so they deliver needed results. This book tells you how.
The Seven Arts of Change: Leading Business Transformation that Lasts
by David ShanerUnion Square Press/Available in NovemberOrganizations fail to make the change they intend to make 70 percent of the time. Shaner contends that CIOs and other top execs must do a better job of getting buy-in from individuals of the company.
Seven Strategy Questions: A Simple Approach for Better Execution
by Robert SimonsHarvard Business Press/Available Nov. 9Harvard Business School professor Robert Simons presents the seven questions you and your team must continually ask. These include: "What critical performance variables are we tracking?" and "What strategic uncertainties are keeping us awake at night?"
The CIO Edge: Seven Leadership Skills You Need to Drive Results
by Graham Waller, George Hallenbeck and Karen RubenstruckHarvard Business Press/Available Nov. 11CIOs need more than tech smarts, the authors contend. The highest-performing CIOs succeed by connecting with a vast array of stakeholders, valuing the ideas of others and inspiring their teams.