IT Management Models

Models as I like to call it has been in development for three years. It is a unique book containing seventy-two (72) models to help managers learn about, relate to, and discuss management concepts and issues easily.

Models is a truly unique book. The approach taken in this book is unlike any other you have read. It's 200 pages long but the reading will be quick and enjoyable. The models themselves make the book different and interesting to learn. They will also be extremely easy to remember and to use in your day to day activities. In fact, one of my reviewers of the book said he used three models in one day while he was reviewing the book.

Using models in your IT management or project management activities is a natural thing to do. "A picture says a thousand words.", they say. I've used models my entire career and now there is an entire set designed specifically for the technology manager or project manager to use in order to
achieve more success.

Models is a fun book. Managing technology is hard work and full of stress. We all need to view our problems from a "lighter side" at times. Some of the models like Bite the head of a frog provide a meaningful management principle and insight while taking a more fun approach to the situation.

Believe me, when you read about this model, you won't forget it for a long time and you will be amazed at how easy it will be to use the model over the course of your career.

Models is a practical book. All of my work approaches IT management and project management from a very practical perspective. The job of managing technology resources is complex to be sure but managing doesn't have to be hard and complex when you know what to do, how to go about it, and have the tools to be successful. Models is the fourteenth book of my IT Manager series publications and an excellent tool to help simplify managing technology resources to allow you to achieve more success.

Who is Models intended for ?
Models can be used by virtually anyone. It is primarily intended for IT managers of all levels, project managers, team leaders, and supervisors. However, it is a tool that can be understood and used by virtually anyone.

What is a model?
Good question. A model starts with a picture or simple graphic used to depict a specific management principle or issue. There are 72 models in the book. Each model has a unique graphic, a brief description, and bullet points that highlight key points of the model. In addition, there is a full page description that discusses the model and each of the key points.

Models are grouped into six management discipline categories. The book is organized so you may learn the models one by one or focus in on a specific management discipline and learn about that discipline. The management discipline categories are:
      1. IT Assessment
      2. Strategy and Planning
      3. Project Management and Process
      4. Organization and Staff
      5. Financial Management
      6. Measurements and Communication

The models cover a complete overview of the requirements of an IT manager, delve into specifics of project management, and always focus on issues that are related to information technology.

A sample model is shown below. 
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$ 79.00
IT Management Models
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Adobe PDF format

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"As usual, thanks for a terrific job. First glance at IT Management Models reveals the same degree of excellence as your other publications.

Many thanks. Keep up the good work."
Steve Haessler
Milwaukee, WI

"I believe I will benefit a lot from IT Management Models. Your books are very helpful. My management style has been influenced by your experience I get from your books."

Naboth Machemedze
Harare, Zimbabwe

Tell me more about the management discipline categories.

The management discipline categories are taken from my proprietary IT Management Process. It's a logical process used when assuming responsibility for a new IT organization. It's also the approach used in teaching my 5-day IT Manager Institute that's held twice a year at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee.

Each model represents a management principle or set of concepts. Depending on the context of the model, they are assigned to one or more of the management discipline categories. The models are presented within the categories in a logical sequence of how you would want to learn the models as you go about learning about that particular management discipline, or category. The summary sheet of all the models in the
IT Assessment Category is shown below:

Sample category - IT Assesment

What else should I know ?

Models was designed to be easy to use, to provide valuable management insight, to give you tools to help you manage better, and above all, , , to be fun. It has taken me three years to develop Models. It is the fourteenth book I've written along with over 300 management articles, and it is the best work I've done.

Money back guarantee - All MDE products have an unconditional money back guarantee. If you do not like it for any reason, your payment is refunded without question.

Thousands of managers in over 70 countries have ordered my IT manager books and tools and benefit from the practical insight and common sense approach I provide in how to be more successful in one of the toughest responsibilities of your company.

You get two publications.
I know that most of us don't like to carry lots of paper around so I include a second Adobe PDF ebook file that is a summary document of the models. The Models Summary Booklet can be printed out in 5"x7" format for easy reference. The great thing about providing the material in Adobe PDF format is being able to use color and to provide you the material the same day as your order arrives.

"I have worked with Mike for over 10 ten years and have read all of his books. I know the Models book has been a dream of Mike's for several years and he has poured a lot of energy into developing this one.

This book will become the one book that every manager will want to have handy for reference. Mike has been able to net out his practical IT management philosophy in a way that is easy to remember and apply to real life situations. I know, I used three of the models this week while previewing the book."
Dan Tankersley                                                                         
Paducah, Kentucky

You did an excellent job putting the models together, Mike. It is a fresh way of looking at project management concepts, issues and potential resolutions.

Great idea!

Pat Smith
Coventry, Rhode Island

Keep up the great work! Your IT Management materials are some of the best that I have come across in a long time.

Gary Skeras
Dunmore, Pennsylvania

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