Technology Management: Making Automation Work
"Leaving technology projects to computer companies to manage without close customer involvement is akin to letting Congress run the country without citizen involvement. (If that doesn't make you uncomfortable, nothing will.)" -- From Exploding the Computer Myth, by Glenn Weadock
If you've ever struggled through a computer conversion or cursed a recalcitrant computer network, Glenn Weadock's book is for you. Exploding the Computer Myth: Discovering the 13 Realities of High Performing Business Systems (John Wiley & Sons/Oliver Wight Publications, 1994, $30) is a rarity: a book about technology from a business perspective. Weadock writes about computers in terms anyone can comprehend, focusing more on project management than on bytes or routers. He brings to the task a healthy skepticism of the computer industry and plenty of sensible advice.