The Best IT Advice I Ever Got

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The Best IT Advice I Ever Got

Written by Deb Donston; illustrated by Brian Moore

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The Best IT Advice I Ever Got - First Things First

Dont prematurely optimize. Prove something works first and then optimize, because youll never guess where the true issues lie and will waste a lot of time in the process.

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The Best IT Advice I Ever Got - The Golden Rule: He Who Has the Gold ...

Dont irritate the CFO. (Or, dont irritate the one with the money.)

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The Best IT Advice I Ever Got - Timing Is Everything

Multiply the estimated time by 3.5.

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The Best IT Advice I Ever Got - Live Somewhat Dangerously

Take calculated risks, or youll be obsolete.

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The Best IT Advice I Ever Got - Make A Good Investment

Invest in your employees' professional growth and training. Support them well, and give them new opportunities.

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The Best IT Advice I Ever Got - Listen Up

Listen to your customers. They often are not involved soon enough in new initiatives.

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The Best IT Advice I Ever Got - Know Your Priorities

Managing IT = 80% people, 20% technology.

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The Best IT Advice I Ever Got - Roll Up Your Sleeves

The best leaders start with 'How can I help?' and not 'Follow me.

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The Best IT Advice I Ever Got - K.I.S.S.

Keep it as simple and as consistent as possible.

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The Best IT Advice I Ever Got - Keep It \Light\

Fiber-optic cable and wave-division multiplexing have terrific economics.

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The Best IT Advice I Ever Got - Remember the Paper Trail

Always check the punched cards.

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