Manage it as a Business
How to Achieve Alignment and Add Value to the Company
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Manage it as a Business by Bennet P. Lientz
Book DescriptionMany IT projects fail to deliver the benefits to the business that were promised. Yet IT managers and staff work hard to meet the needs of the business: Systems are put in place; network operations are reliable and stable. The cause is usually a misalignment of IT with the business. In this book, Bennet Lientz and Lee Larssen present over 200 specific, practical guidelines and steps that show how to: align IT and the business, develop methods that make IT more proactive in helping the business, more effectively manage vendors, avoid negative surprises, ensure that more projects are completed on time and within budget, among other things. The techniques in this book have been implemented in over 60 organizations around the world and in over 20 different industries, and the authors include several examples in each chapter to illustrate their points. Follow these proven recommendations to manage IT as a business that adds value to the company.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780750678254
(229mm x 152mm x 17mm)
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann Ltd
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 27-Aug-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Bennet P. Lientz
Project Management, Paperback (October 2012)
An ideal course text that helps students to identify, manage and solve problems that arise during the lifecycle of projects. This problem-based approach encourages students to develop analytical and problem-solving skills and to get a more complete understanding of the factors that contribute to project success.
Information Technology Project Management, Paperback (September 2011)
A comprehensive overview of the management of IT projects. Grounded in the latest research, it offers practical tools and techniques to help students at every stage of the project, from initial planning through to trouble-shooting specific problems. Ideal for undergraduate, postgraduate and MBA students taking a course in project management.
Risk Management for IT Projects, Paperback (May 2006)
Helps you to identify and track the recurring issues leading to failure in IT projects and provide a proven, modern method for addressing them. This book shows how to set up an issues database for better identification and tracking of issues, providing an Early Warning System to help move the project to success.
Breakthrough IT Change Management, Paperback (November 2003)» View all books by Bennet P. Lientz
Contains guidelines to implement change that works. This book helps develop a change management strategy that starts by diagnosing the culture and organization, then prepares for change, addresses resistance to change, develops the change strategy, measures results, builds momentum for further change, and prevents deterioration and reversion.
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Author Biography - Bennet P. Lientz
Bennet Lientz has taught and consulted on project management for the past 28 years to more than 5000 people. He developed the concept of the management critical path, acted as project manager of the Internet, and turned around 10 failing projects. This Second Edition is Lientz' seventh book; he has also written more than 25 articles in various areas of project management. Lee Larssen has served as a business and IT manager and consultant for the past twenty-five years. She has extensive hands-on experience in the following areas: * Business process outsourcing for manufacturing, distribution, marketing, and logistics * Strategic planning for business units in manufacturing and distribution * IT outsourcing in the areas of systems operations, networking, system development, software package implementation, and systems support * IT management- managed groups of up to 150 employees * Coordinated the implementation of three major ERP systems * Implemented E-Business with suppliers for seven organizations * Developed and implemented score card measurements for IT and business processes * Management process improvement efforts for over a ten year period Education: * B.A., fine arts, Massachusetts Institute of Fine Arts, 1962 * M.A., mathematics, Oxford University, 1968 Positions Held: * Consultant in process improvement and IT to over forty firms in Asia, Latin America, Australia, and Europe in the following industries, 1999-present - Manufacturing - Distribution - Logistics - Marketing - Power generation and distribution - Banking - Insurance - Natural resource development * Served as project management for implementing modules of SAP and Peoplesoft in five firms * Manager, Operations, Toyota Automotive Group, 1979- 1999 * Consultant as IT manager to firms, 1974-1979 - Graphic arts - Sports management - Distribution - Marketing
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