I am writing a book for Gower, entitled, Getting value from IT projects: an essential guide for business managers.
I would like to find some people to review the first drafts of chapters as I write them. My background is not design, so input from members of this network would be particularly useful. If you want to help, make contact and we can figure out how best to do it. I write on Google Docs, so if you have a Google Account, you can read the material on-line.
The book is intended to provide immediately applicable, practical advice for business managers who do not have an IT background. The style is informal, chatty and jargon-free. But be warned that the writing of the book is a discovery process and the final structure and content may be significantly different from the initial drafts.
I have written 5 chapters so far but am not happy with the coherence of the latest, most complicated chapter so far. This has prompted me to reshape the book a little - I hope it is only a little. When I originally envisaged the book, I had a simple linear narrative in my head. Unfortunately, the intellectual curiosity aroused by writing the book means that I keep discovering new things that I either want to integrate into my story or, worse for me, challenge my current assumptions and beliefs. On top of that, I am trying to describe something iterative in a linear narrative.
Rather than continually rewrite the chapters so far, I have now decided to let them stand and rework them to include new material when I have a first draft of each chapter completed, so there is plenty of scope for creative input.
The questions for each chapter I need help with are:
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