The IT Manager's Survival Guide


Author: Rob Aalders,Peter Hind

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470851325

Category: Computers

Page: 320

View: 2670

Accessible, refreshingly candid, but above all helpful, this pragmatic guide addresses a real need by dealing with the problems that face the new IT manager. By providing a number of practical recommendations and approaches including how to make the transition from technical professional to manager and dealing with people, to giving advice and guidance on organization structure, architecture and planning approaches, this book covers a whole raft of issues essential to managing an IT unit. If you have chosen to move from the safe haven of technology to the unpredictable world of management, this book could make the difference between success and failure. "The IT Manager's Survival Guide is well named. Aimed at the techie becoming an IT Manager it covers the many alligators of IT management - from legacy systems to managing vendors - in easy chunks with checklists. It also provides the new manager with help to get ahead of the game by including articles from experts on what is wrong with IT management and a set of short reviews of management theorists from Strassman to Mayo. I recommend this book for those who would like to buck the trend - the average tenure of an IT Manager is about 900 days - and run an IT outfit appreciated by customers and staff." Gill Ringland, Fellow of the British Computer Society and Member of the BCS Management Forum. Author of Scenario Planning: Managing for the Future.

The Complete IT Recruitment Survival Guide

The Definitive Handbook for IT Recruitment Consultants, Resourcers and HR Professionals


Author: Ayub Shaikh

Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1780888899

Category: Computers

Page: 200

View: 9864

Ayub Shaikh is a renowned trainer, famous for having brought credibility, confidence and industry knowledge to over 5,000 IT recruitment consultants, HR professionals and resourcers through his training courses around the world.

A Survival Guide for Project Managers


Author: James Taylor

Publisher: AMACOM/American Management Association

ISBN: 9780814408773

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 312

View: 4813

With this practical, hands-on guide, project managers will have all the skills they need to move a project through its complete life cycle. Topics include how to develop the necessary interpersonal, behavioural and business skills, how to resolve conflicts and improve negotiation capabilities, and how to understand and apply the technical tools of project management.

Survival Guide to I.T

Learn What Goes on in the Information Technology Field


Author: Pat Sullivan

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595221599

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 112

View: 9674

So you're thinking of a career in Information Technology and you want to break into the field. This is the book for you! The book will help you understand just a little of what to expect. We've all seen the TV advertisements about I.T. getting the short end of the stick. Guess what, it's not far from the truth. In fact you'll find out just how crazy it can get. For the I.T. professionals reading this you will love to see the politics and pain you deal with brought out for everyone to see. You may even relate to many things in the book from your own experiences. You are in a brotherhood that is unlike any other in the professional world today. Here are some of the areas they we are going to touch on in this book.

The Power of IT

Survival Guide for the CIO


Author: Jan De Sutter

Publisher: The Power of IT

ISBN: 1594578672

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 491

View: 2688

There's more to IT than technology!Yes, IT involves computers, software, and services, but good IT synthesizes these elements with a concentration on how your organization can best meet its goals. Increasingly, the IT department is the hub of any company-and companies expect IT managers to accomplish a variety of tasks with limited resources. Thus, CIOs must hone their organizational and managerial skills to run the most effective program possible.Join author Jan De Sutter as he details the range of methodologies necessary for effective IT management, from how to align your IT department with the mission of your organization to how to measure and present the results of your work. The Power of IT is a must-have for CIOs, IT managers, IT professionals, and MBA students everywhere, and is sure to become a much-utilized resource in company libraries, business management courses, and the personal collections of those who not only want to get IT done, but who also want to do IT right.

A Nurse's Survival Guide to Leadership and Management on the Ward E-book


Author: Jenny Thomas

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 070204704X

Category: Medical

Page: 368

View: 8453

Are you managing other people? If so, you will find this an indispensable guide to situations and problems faced by ward managers, sisters and charge nurses today. This new edition retains the book’s practical approach, providing hints and tips on cutting through bureaucracy to ensure patient care remains uppermost on your agenda. This book will help you to Manage your time Create a positive work environment Ensure care is patient-centred Manage your budget Be politically aware Manage difficult staff and situations This book will help you to • Organise yourself and your workload • Manage staff, people and difficult situations • Make sure care is patient-centred • Manage your budget • Deal with complaints • Handle staff recruitment • Be a good role model. This new edition retains the book’s practical approach, providing hints and tips on cutting through bureaucracy to ensure patient care remains uppermost on your agenda. Reflects the most recent developments affecting ward management, including the current national focus on quality indicators and working within tighter budgets. Updated guidance on pertinent issues such as ‘whistle-blowing’ and ‘safeguarding’. A new chapter on ‘Improving Quality and Safety’ explains the national quality initiatives and their impact, as well as taking you through the practical processes of handling complaints and incidents.

Manager's Survival Guide to Engineering Laboratory Automation


Author: Joseph G. Liscouski, 3rd

Publisher: Delphinus, Inc.

ISBN: 0980224004


Page: N.A

View: 8515

The book describes a methodology for developing and implementing a laboratory automation program. This material is important in chemistry, biotechnology, pharmaceutical, clinical and other scientific fields. The material covers the policies and practices, and the creation of laboratory automation architecture.

Middle Management Survival Guide


Author: Kevin Robert McMahon

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595529348

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 140

View: 3130

Middle Management Survival Guidec is intended to be a survival guide for anyone who calls him or herself a middle manager. All too often the wisdom that flows to the middle managers of this world descends from the lofty heights of academia. By point of contrast, Middle Management Survival Guide c flows from the trenches where middle managers carry out their craft. It is a book grounded in common sense and aimed at creating a world-view and mindset for middle managers that will enable them to better combat the daunting forces arrayed against them. From the perspective of a middle manager this survival guide describes the impossibility of the workplace and the paucity of the tools traditionally available to managers. Most importantly this book provides specific strategies, attitudes and values that will help managers maintain balance and sanity while improving their overall performance as managers. The author has worked as a middle manager for the past twenty years. Tasting both the sweet fruit of success as well as the bitter gall of failure he has acquired a unique insider's view of the daunting task faced by those who call themselves middle managers.

Survival Guide for College Managers and Leaders


Author: David Collins

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1441178031

Category: Education

Page: 144

View: 4163

"A Survival Guide for College Managers and Leaders is a distillation of the key skills and attitudes that you will need to possess if you are to survive and indeed thrive in such a situation. It highlights examples of good, bad and questionable practice from college leaders and managers of all ages. It is a handbook of practical advice and tried and tested approaches to the many problems and challenges that you are likely to face." David Collins CBE This is the definitive survival guide to leading and managing a FE College for College Leaders and Senior Managers. The tremendously experienced and successful College Principal, David Collins, covers every aspect of running a College, from shaping the organization and communicating a vision to planning and marketing the program right through to dealing with people and improving quality. Accessibly and engagingly written, and packed with real-life examples, this book will prove essential reading for ambitious senior staff in the FE sector.



Author: Tina M. Marrelli

Publisher: Sigma Theta Tau

ISBN: 1945157410

Category: Medical

Page: N.A

View: 3153

Nurses are already nurse managers. They must manage patient caseloads and care plans as well as supervise aides, technicians, and other care providers. But moving from this type of organic management to a defined nurse manager role is not a natural progression. Nurse managers must command a vast, diverse, and robust skill set, and those skills must first be defined, explained, and operationalized for success. In an environment that offers new managers little support, where do they turn? The Nurse Manager’s Survival Guide (4th Ed.) provides an overview of a nurse manager’s major roles and responsibilities—all the fundamentals needed for success in one easy-to-use, consolidated, practical reference. From tips on building the right team to budgeting basics, time-management tools, and advice on taking care of one’s self (and their team), author Tina Marrelli supplies the resources nurse managers need to excel in day-to-day operations.