Last year at this time, I created the inaugural edition of the Data Management Wonk’s Reading List. It seems to have been well-enough received so I am doing it again this year. Much like last year’s list, these books all pretty much fall within the data management, enterprise architecture, and IT management topics. The intent [...]
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I bought this book on the title alone. The topic of the relationship between IT and Business is one of those hot-button topics for me. I have worked at some really dysfunctional places over the years and this is always the root-cause of the dysfunction. Ms. Cramm previously held positions as both a CIO and CFO, so she has a lot of street cred (at least with me) when it comes to telling both groups how they should be working together.
This was an impulse buy for me. I’ve worked with a couple of the software tools – BaseCamp and Backpack – developed by the author’s company, 37signals, and have great respect for what they have accomplished. Reading the book’s description, I was intrigued by its teasing of “counter-intuitive ideas” towards successful business.
I read a lot. Seriously … a LOT. Unfortunately, I also have a rather short attention span. Due to this, I have a tendency to have three, four, or more books going at once and switch back and forth between them until they’re done. Weird, I know, but it somehow works for me. Anyway, with [...]