Managing IT Professionals in the Internet Age, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1591409195
  • ISBN-13: 9781591409199
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 325 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2007 | Published/Released November 2006
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2007

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The nature of information technology work has changed dramatically in the past decade. The rise of the Internet has driven massive shifts in both what IT people are asked to do, and how they are required to do it. The Internet has made possible such far-reaching phenomena as electronic commerce, outsourcing and offshoring, new styles of programming and system development, virtual work, virtual communities, and real-time communications. Managing IT Professionals in the Internet Age explores these impacts, and the ways in which the work life of IT professionals -- from the perspectives of both the individual worker, as well as managers -- has had to change and adapt to the Internet Age.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Managing IT Professionals in the Internet Age: Table of Contents.
1: Gender and Work-Life Balance Issues.
2: Managing New Zealand Women in IT.
3: Gender and the Information Technology Workforce: Issues of Theory and Practice1.
4: Work-Life Imbalance of IT Workers in the Internet Age.
5: Professional Development of IT Professionals.
6: Reframing, Retooling, and Reskilling: Coping with Change in the Internet Age.
7: Staffing Electronic Commerce Projects: Framework for Developing Appropriate Skill Sets.
8: Forming IT Professionals in the Internet Age: A Critical Case Study.
9: Professional Skills Acquisition in the Internet Age: Exploring the Perceptions of Undergraduates and Recent Graduates.
10: Management of IT Professionals.
11: Managing IT Professionals: Human Resource Considerations.
12: Increasing the Effectiveness of IT Management Through Psychological Awareness.
13: The Impact of Agile Methods on Managing IT Professionals.
14: Cultural Diversity Challenges: Issues for Managing Globally Distributed Knowledge Workers in Software Development.
15: The Journey to New Lands: Utilizing the Global IT Workforce Through Offshore-Insourcing.
About the Authors.