These kinds of productivity principles are not mere theory. When we put these same principles into effect, our productivity went up more than we had thought possible. And our employee morale went up, too. It became easier to write code the right way and harder to make stupid mistakes. This new way of creating software makes it possible for us to concentrate on what we really want to do here at Cisco, which is to improve the Internet for everybody.
-- Andy Chessin, Senior Technical Lead, Cisco, Inc.
complain that technology is out of control, they often say that
'complexity is the problem' -- but Adam Kolawa invites us to look
deeper, and recognize that the actual problem is the lack of a
reliable, reproducible process for creating complex systems that work
the first time. His call to action is aimed, not only at CIOs, but at
CEOs and other business strategists who need to keep pace with the
accelerating evolution of global markets. Don't read his book to learn
more about IT; read it to change the way you think about empowering and
transforming your organization.
-- Peter Coffee, Director of Platform Research, salesforce.com
Adam Kolawa introduces new concepts for overcoming critical challenges in productivity, efficiency and quality management
MONROVIA, CA - February 3, 2009 – Parasoft Corporation, leading provider of automated solutions and infrastructure services that improve software quality and the development process, today announced the availability of “The Next Leap In Productivity: What Top Managers Really Need to Know About Information Technology” (Wiley, 2009), by Adam Kolawa, Ph.D.
In the new book, Parasoft CEO Kolawa explains how companies can to survive in today's economy by making IT more productive. The improvements achieved in IT productivity can then be leveraged into improved productivity at the enterprise level and dramatic reductions in operating costs.
“Adam Kolawa's insight and charm really come through in this book. Let's face it…on Wall Street; you can't compete without great IT,” says Michael Cangialosi, Director, Barclays Capital. “Based on my own 20 years of IT experience on Wall Street, I can say that this book brings into sharp focus many of the key issues we face—doing more with less, resistance to change, governance of scarce resources, and regulation. However, even more importantly, this book provides non-geeks a roadmap about how IT works and how IT needs to be managed. I whole-heartedly agree with Adam Kolawa's point that an ‘enterprise leap in productivity’ is at hand. I truly believe that the firms which take this book’s concepts to heart will leave the others in the dust.”
Kolawa's productivity-boosting strategies address the challenges faced across today's economy. For example
The Next Leap In Productivity (ISBN- 978-0-470-39811-1), by Adam Kolawa, Ph.D. is now available on Amazon and at bookstores. For a book overview, please visit www.nextleapinproductivity.com or contact Erika Delgado at 626-275-2434
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