So everyone can be an IT manager, right? If you said yes, then you’ve not met some of the managers that I’ve had to work for during my career. The answer is that no, not everyone has the required IT manager skills and they are not cut out to be a manager. However, knowing if … Read moreDo You Have What It Takes To Be An IT Manager?
The cloud has arrived, all hail the cloud! Hmm, just a minute here – has anyone taken a close look at just what moving to the cloud is going to do to the security of the IT projects that your team is working on? This cloud stuff is all new and it’s not clear that … Read moreDoes The Cloud Offer IT Managers More Or Less Security?
Blue Elephant Consulting and The Accidental IT Leader blog are proud to announce the availability of our latest IT manager book. This book is titled “IT Manager Career Secrets: Tips And Techniques That IT Managers Can Use In Order To Have A Successful Career”. It is currently available from Amazon in both paperback and Kindel … Read moreNew Book: IT Manager Career Secrets
I’m currently in charge of a team of skilled IT development professionals. They each have their own set of skills that they bring to my team and I need each of them to be operating at peak efficiency if I want to have any hope of my team being a success. However, I’m currently facing … Read moreHow Should An IT Manager Handle Team Conflicts?
Congratulations – you are an IT manager and you’ve been given a budget to work with. Oh, oh, now what? Oh, and if you’re going to want any money next year, you had better learn how to ask for more money. This budget stuff can be tricky. The fact that we talk about budgets using … Read moreNew Book: IT Manager Budgeting Skills: How IT Managers Can Request, Manage, Use, And Track Their Funding