Going Corporate

A Geek's Guide

Authors: Kadre, Shailendra

    • Shows a legion of ambitious tech workers how to get ahead on the job
    • Provides an MBA-level look at the pieces that make up the enterprise puzzle
    • Trusted source--written for a global technical audience by a seasoned IT pro who has managed many U.S./India outsourcing partnerships
    • Will help technical workers land management jobs
    • Serves as a lifeline for those promoted over their heads
    • Numerous case studies illustrate the principles

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About this book

Going Corporate: A Geek's Guide shows technology workers how to gain the understanding and skills necessary for becoming an effective, promotable manager or sought-after consultant or freelancer.

Technology professionals typically dive deeply into small pieces of technology—like lines of code or the design of a circuit. As a result, they may have trouble seeing the bigger picture and how their work supports an organization’s goals. But ignoring or dismissing the business or operational aspects of projects and products can lead to career stagnation. In fact, understanding the larger business environment is essential for those who want a management job, a consulting gig, or to one day start a business. It’s also essential for those who have been promoted and find themselves flailing for lack of a business education.

Going Corporate: A Geek's Guide to the rescue! This book is designed to help readers gain management skills, insight, and practical understanding of essential business and operational topics. Readers will learn to develop project and program management skills, deliver service efficiently and improve processes, implement governance, analyze financial statements, and much more. After reading this book, technology professionals will understand such things as enterprise architecture, IT operations management, strategic and financial management—and how each relates to the others. Detailed case studies help cement an understanding of how an IT organization and its workers succeed in the 21st century. This book:

  • Illustrates how pieces of the business puzzle fit together to form a robust enterprise
  • Prepares readers to get promoted into management
  • Explains the key management skills and knowledge required for a successful IT career

About the authors

Shailendra Kadre is a senior IT and management consultant from Bangalore, India. He is the author of a 2011 Apress book, Going Corporate: A Geek’s Guide, which covers IT operations management and the business aspects of IT. He has more than 20 years of experience in manufacturing, IT delivery and operations, program management, pre-sales, enterprise sales, and business analytics. Currently, he is working with Hewlett-Packard India as a solutions consultant. His current interests include business analytics and enterprise printing solutions.Shailendra earned his master’s degree in mechanical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi. He lives in Bangalore with his wife Meenakshi, daughter Neha, and son Vivek. He can be contacted at shailendrakadre@gmail.com.

Table of contents (16 chapters)

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eBook $19.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-4302-3702-0
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  • Included format: PDF
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  • Download immediately after purchase
Softcover $29.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4302-3701-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Going Corporate
Book Subtitle
A Geek's Guide
Authors
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Apress
Copyright Holder
Shailendra Kadre
eBook ISBN
978-1-4302-3702-0
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4302-3702-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4302-3701-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXXIV, 360
Topics