The Adventures of an IT Leader

The Adventures of an IT Leader

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Austin, Robert D. | Nolan, Richard L. | O'Donnell, Shannon. Harvard Business School Publishing Corporation, 2009 Audio summary available
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The Adventures of an IT Leader by Robert D. Austin, Richard L. Nolan, and Shannon O’Donnell is the fictional story of Jim Barton’s first year as chief information officer (CIO) at financial services company IVK Corporation. Based on the authors’ experiences, the story follows Barton’s journey as he learns the challenges, pitfalls, and complexities of information technology (IT) management. Barton gains expertise in identifying IT-specific management issues, understanding underlying concepts, effectively debating and making decisions with his team and on his own, and dealing with outcomes.