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These are the books, that are suggested at the course called Management of Technological Organizationsin Rutgers from professor Gayle Stein. I’ve read “Surprise! Now Y ou’re a Software Project Manager” and that was one of the greatest book I’ve ever read about Project Management. I’ll also share the review about that book, but if you’re a computer engineering, computer science, or IT student who wants to be an IT Manager in the future or an employee who is in the IT sector, you can learn lots of things from these books and improve your management and communication skills.

Inter-generational management
1. Born Digital
2. Grown Up Digital
3. Motivating the “What’s In It For Me” Workforce: Manage Across the Generational Divide and Increase Profits
4. Not Everyone Gets a Trophy
5. It’s Okay to Manage Your Boss
6. How to Win Every Argument
7. What Every Body is Saying
8. The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich
9. Upgrade Your Life: The Lifehacker Guide to Working Smarter, Faster, Better
10. The Tyranny of Email
11. Cluetrain Manifesto
12. The World is Flat
13. Influencer
14. Here Comes Everybody

Project management
1. The Five Dysfunctions of a Team
2. Mythical Man Month
3. Surprise! Now Y ou’re a Software Project Manager
4. Peopleware
5. X teams
6. Coders at Work
7. Beautiful Code
8. The Starfish and the Spider
9. The Innovators Dilemma
10. Myths of Innovation
11. Workarounds that Work

Productivity
1. Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity
2. The First 90 Days: Critical Success Strategies for New Leaders at All Levels
3. The First-Time Manager
4. Becoming a Successful Manager : How to Make a Smooth Transition from Managing Yourself to Managing Others
5. The One-Minute Manager
6. What Were They Thinking?: Unconventional Wisdom About Management
7. From the Bureau to the Boardroom: 30 Management Lessons from the FBI
8. First, Break All the Rules: What the World’s Greatest Managers Do Differently
9. Where Good Ideas Come From 10. Leading Change
11. Blink
12. Who Moved My Cheese
13. Hacking Work
14. The Tipping Point

Collaboration and teamwork
1. Group Genius
2. Cognitive Surplus
3. Wikinomics
4. Macrowikinomics
5. Infotopia
6. The Future of the Internet and How to Stop It
7. Groundswell: Winning in a World Transformed by Social Technologies
8. The Cult of the Amateur
9. The Myth of Digital Democracy
10. The Shallows
11. Dance of Change
12. The Fifth Discipline
13. The Mesh

Understanding the roadblocks ahead will help you better manage your technology needs.(http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/172858)

 

This article explains the importance of the technology in our company that is a valuable tool for companies trying to streamline their business and increase productivity and efficiency. However, the author highlights that, even though these can be reached with the help of the technology, technology does not do all of these things easily, it is multifaceted, complex and always improving. That’s why he advices companies that, before they try to implement any innovation make sure to prepare detailed technology plan like a business plan. And when it comes to managing company’s technology there are couple of challenges facing companies nowadays. These are: lack of education about technology options, an inability to prioritize which technologies are most important at what time, how to go about integrating technology into your business and, finally, how to protect it. And I will focus on lack of education and inability to prioritize.

Lack of education is one of the most important things while implementing technology. Because people do not have information about what is going on about technology, they might not be able to choose the best solution for their plan. The author gives a web site example: Having a normal web site is really easy and inevitable task for every single company, however if a competitor has really functional web site, which increase the productivity and customer satisfaction, then you need to add new features to web site in order to catch or head them off. Thus, in order to educate ourselves the author leads us to pay attention to the following points: reading technology sections of small-business-focused magazines, keeping in touch with local technology advisor, taking the advantage of technology seminars.

Because the company generally have a limited amount of time and money to implement the new technology that we need, it is really important to have a technology plan in place to prioritize what technology you decide to implement and when. In every case, when you are trying to implement a new technology, you will always encounter new things either from inside the company or outside the company. Therefore we won’t be able to focus on our aim, what is more, we may lose our path to implement the new technology and focus on another thing. If we have a technology plan we will plan our goals for near, mid-term long and long-term future.