Eliminating "Us and Them" - Making IT and the Business One
|By Steve Romero
Paperback, 6x9, 252 pages
Published by Apress, June 2011
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"I've been in the IT industry for 30 years and the thing that struck me about Steve's book was that I realized that a lot of us are starting to take the Us and Them thing as just the way it is. For as long as I can remember most IT shops struggled trying to understand the businesses they were supporting and most Business Units didn't really have a clue about what it took to run an IT Shop. Steve's book really gets to the heart of the matter and lays out the Governance path to solving this age old issue. Its not an easy path and many companies fail but Steve does a good job of painting the after picture and the business case for stickin' with it. I really liked the concept of process centric vs function centric organizations. That discussion shed a lot of light on certain IT and Business Unit behaviors. Great book Steve - I highly recommend it for both IT and Business managers/leaders trying to figure out how to get onto the same page.” - Stuart Quinn
"This is an excellent book that applies common sense to one of the biggest obstacles facing the IT industry today. It is very insightful and addresses how organizational behavior shapes how successful we are at bridging the gap between the business and IT. I have post-it notes all through this book marking the pages with the tidbits of wisdom that I plan to use in meetings with my management team! .” - April Cross
Challenging popular notions of what it takes for IT organizations to succeed, IT governance evangelist at CA Technologies Steve Romero presents many of the theories and ideas around IT governance, the key components of successful process management, and behavioral management as key factors in IT's success.
Romero's insights are based on more than 30 years working in IT and over four years as an IT governance evangelist, traveling around the world, speaking at hundreds of events, and visiting more than 100 companies espousing the approach in this book.
|Steve Romero is a globally recognized IT governance evangelist and IT business value strategist. His mission is to help enterprises realize the full potential of their IT investments for strategic and competitive advantage. He speaks around the world to users, prospective clients, industry organizations and IT luminaries to identify and communicate leading advances in business governance of IT.|
Mr. Romero is an innovative, passionate IT professional with over 30 years of experience working in almost every area of IT. For the past 15 years his career has focused on helping large enterprises transform their IT organizations from cost centers to strategic assets. Steve is a recognized expert in business governance of IT, Project and Portfolio Management (PPM), IT/Business processes, and business process management. He is a Certified Project Management Professional, a Certified Information Systems Security Professional, ITIL Foundation Certified, a Certified Process Master, and a Certified Computer Professional.
Romero’s extensive technical and IT leadership background started in the US Navy before joining Pacific Bell where he founded numerous ground-breaking governance processes. He then joined Pacific Technology Consulting to establish and lead their Technology Project Management consulting practice. Romero worked at Charles Schwab and the California State Automobile Association where he resumed leading the establishment of formal process management and IT Governance processes. He spent the past 5 years as CA Technologies IT Governance Evangelist and Vice President in their Strategy and Innovation Group.
Mr. Romero is a member of the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) and the Project Management Institute (PMI). He is a San Francisco Chapter committee member of the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA), and a Past-President of the Information Technology Service Management Forum (itSMF) San Francisco Local Interest Group. He is a Board Member for the Center for Electronic Business at San Francisco State University, and is a regular guest lecturer in their Master’s Program. He is the author of the CA Press book, “Eliminating ‘Us and Them’ – Making IT and the Business One.”
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