"Learn how to stop pouring vast sums of money into technology projects that don't have a lasting impact by closing the communications gap between IT and leadership. This practical and pragmatic book will help you lead your company's IT professionals into alignment on supporting the real needs of your organization. Too often, IT projects are treated as entities isolated from larger corporate strategy, shiny new software replacing what is already there. In contrast, the goal of any technology project should be about changing the business to run differently and better. In this book, you will learn how to lead the culture change that can fiinallly bring about a meaningful dialogue among business analysts and information technology professionals. Achieving this requires calling on seven critical disciplines: leadership, business design, technical architecture management, application development, organizational change management, implementation logistics, and project management. Bob Lewis is an IT consultant and blogger, and Dave Kaiser brings years of experience as a chief information officer. Together they provide unique insight into the real-life challenges of IT functions and decision-making"-- Provided by publisher.