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World Class IT – Book Review

World Class IT: Why Businesses Succeed When IT Triumphs Book Cover World Class IT: Why Businesses Succeed When IT Triumphs
1st Edition
Peter A. High
Management & Leadership
Wiley Press/Jossey-Bass
December 9, 2009

The book, World Class IT: Why Business Succeeds When IT Triumphs by Peter High is a book I read very early in my career as a CIO.  The book lays out five principles of "World Class IT" that provide a great foundation for any IT leader.

  1. People - Recruit, Train and Retain World Class IT Employees
  2. Infrastructure - Build and Maintain a Robust IT Infrastructure
  3. Project & Portfolio Management - Field an Effective Project Development & Portfolio Management Process
  4. IT & Business Partnerships - Ensure that IT Partners within the Department and with the Business
  5. External Partnerships - Develop a Collaborative Relationship with External Partners

The concepts in the book are as relevant today as when the book was first published.  I find myself often referring back to the book for guidance on our continuous IT transformation journey.  I highly recommend adding this book to your library.