In his new edition of The Adventures of an IT Leader, Robert D. Austin provides readers with a blueprint for successfully leading and managing information technology within their organization. Drawing on his own extensive experience in the field, Austin lays out step-by-step guidelines for creating an effective IT department, addressing topics such as resource allocation, project management, change control processes and risk assessment. Along the way he offers helpful tips and cautionary tales that illustrate how to avoid common pitfalls. Updated with fresh case studies and examples throughout, this engaging guide is essential reading for anyone looking to thrive in today’s ever-changing technology landscape.
For who is this book for ?
Older managers who need to lead in a digital age Managers of any kind who want to be more effective by learning about technology Newer IT workers who want a career path into management.
- The author has a lot of personal experience in the IT field, and this comes through clearly in the book.
- The book is up to date with current trends and case studies.
- It provides clear step by step guidelines for creating an effective IT department.
- Can be repetitive at times
- May be too detailed for some readers
- Some sections may feel dated
Learn more about the author
Robert D. Austin is the Schulich School of Business’ IT Leadership Program Director and a Professor of Strategic Management. He has also worked in information technology for over 25 years, holding leadership positions at companies such as Compaq Computer Corporation and PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP.
“A must read for all IT managers and leaders…A straight forward guide with great examples.”
“There is no tried and true path to becoming a successful IT leader, but this book comes darn close. Robert D. Austin provides pragmatic advice based on his own experiences in the field, distilled into an easy-to-read guidebook for aspiring and current leaders alike.”
“This book is a must read for any IT leader. Robert Austin provides clear, easy-to-follow steps on how to successfully lead and manage information technology within your organization.”
“A must-read for any information technology leader.”