Best Information Management Books
Here you will get Best Information Management Books For you.This is an up-to-date list of recommended books.
1. Storytelling with Data: A Data Visualization Guide for Business Professionals
Author: by Cole Nussbaumer Knaflic
Published at: Wiley; 1st edition (November 2, 2015)
Don’t simply show your datatell a story with it! Storytelling with Data teaches you the fundamentals of data visualization and how to communicate effectively with data. You’ll discover the power of storytelling and the way to make data a pivotal point in your story.
The lessons in this illuminative text are grounded in theory, but made accessible through numerous real-world examplesready for immediate application to your next graph or presentation. Storytelling is not an inherent skill, especially when it comes to data visualization, and the tools at our disposal don’t make it any easier.
This book demonstrates how to go beyond conventional tools to reach the root of your data, and how to use your data to create an engaging, informative, compelling story. Specifically, you’ll learn how to: Understand the importance of context and audience Determine the appropriate type of graph for your situation Recognize and eliminate the clutter clouding your information Direct your audience’s attention to the most important parts of your data Think like a designer and utilize concepts of design in data visualization Leverage the power of storytelling to help your message resonate with your audience Together, the lessons in this book will help you turn your data into high impact visual stories that stick with your audience.
2. Accelerate: The Science of Lean Software and DevOps: Building and Scaling High Performing Technology Organizations
Author: by Nicole Forsgren PhD
Published at: IT Revolution Press; 1st edition (March 27, 2018)
Winner of the Shingo Publication AwardAccelerate your organization to win in the marketplace. How can we apply technology to drive business value? For years, we’ve been told that the performance of software delivery teams doesn’t matterthat it can’t provide a competitive advantage to our companies.
Through four years of groundbreaking research to include data collected from the State of DevOps reports conducted with Puppet, Dr. Nicole Forsgren, Jez Humble, and Gene Kim set out to find a way to measure software delivery performanceand what drives itusing rigorous statistical methods.
This book presents both the findings and the science behind that research, making the information accessible for readers to apply in their own organizations. Readers will discover how to measure the performance of their teams, and what capabilities they should invest in to drive higher performance.
This book is ideal for management at every level.
3. The DevOps Handbook: How to Create World-Class Agility, Reliability, and Security in Technology Organizations
Author: by Gene Kim
Published at: IT Revolution Press; Illustrated edition (October 6, 2016)
Increase profitability, elevate work culture, and exceed productivity goals through DevOps practices. More than ever, the effective management of technology is critical for business competitiveness. For decades, technology leaders have struggled to balance agility, reliability, and security. The consequences of failure have never been greaterwhether it’s the healthcare.
Gov debacle, cardholder data breaches, or missing the boat with Big Data in the cloud. And yet, high performers using DevOps principles, such as Google, Amazon, Facebook, Etsy, and Netflix, are routinely and reliably deploying code into production hundreds, or even thousands, of times per day.
Following in the footsteps of The Phoenix Project, The DevOps Handbook shows leaders how to replicate these incredible outcomes, by showing how to integrate Product Management, Development, QA, IT Operations, and Information Security to elevate your company and win in the marketplace.
4. Better Data Visualizations: A Guide for Scholars, Researchers, and Wonks
Author: by Jonathan Schwabish
Published at: Columbia University Press (February 9, 2021)
The Data Management Body of Knowledge (DAMA-DMBOK2) presents a comprehensive view of the challenges, complexities, and value of effective data management. Today’s organizations recognize that managing data is central to their success. They recognize data has value and they want to leverage that value.
As our ability and desire to create and exploit data has increased, so too has the need for reliable data management practices. The second edition of DAMA International’s Guide to the Data Management Body of Knowledge (DAMA-DMBOK2) updates and augments the highly successful DMBOK1.
An accessible, authoritative reference book written by leading thinkers in the field and extensively reviewed by DAMA members, DMBOK2 brings together materials that comprehensively describe the challenges of data management and how to meet them by:Defining a set of guiding principles for data management and describing how these principles can be applied within data management functional areas.
6. Management Information Systems: Managing the Digital Firm
Author: by Kenneth Laudon
Published at: Pearson; 16th edition (September 15, 2020)
For introductory courses in IS (information systems) and MIS (management information systems). The authoritative, case-based study of IS in business todayManagement Information Systems: Managing the Digital Firm provides the most comprehensive overview of information systems used by business firms today, while drawing connections between MIS and business performance.
The Laudons are known for their outstanding real-world case studies, which describe how well-known companies use IT to solve problems and achieve business objectives. Students develop sought-after skills, such as leading IS-related management discussions and using IT to meet bottom-line results.
Each chapter of the 16th edition features all-new Interactive Sessions, new Video Cases, and a new Career Opportunities section building practical job-seeking skills. Also available with MyLab MISBy combining trusted author content with digital tools and a flexible platform, MyLab personalizes the learning experience and improves results for each student.
7. DataStory: Explain Data and Inspire Action Through Story
Author: by Nancy Duarte
Published at: Ideapress Publishing (September 17, 2019)
Scientists have proven that stories make the brain light up in ways no other form of communication does. Using story frameworks as a communication device for data will help make your recommendations stick and be acted on. Organizations use data to identify problems or opportunities.
The actions others may need to take today from your insights in data could reverse or improve the trajectory of your future data. So, communicating data well, drives very important outcomes. Even though most roles depend on data, communicating well is the top skill gap in roles using data.
The essential skill for today’s leaders (and aspiring leaders) is shaping data into narratives that make a clear recommendation and inspire others to act. Almost every role today uses data for decision making. As you grow in your career, you can become a strategic advisor and ultimately a leader using data to shape a future where humanity and organizations flourish.
Duarte and her team have culled through thousands of data slides of her clients in technology, finance, healthcare, and consumer products, to decode how the highest performing brands communicate with data. DataStory teaches you the most effective ways to turn your data into narratives that blend the power of language, numbers, and graphics.
8. Project to Product: How to Survive and Thrive in the Age of Digital Disruption with the Flow Framework
Author: by Mik Kersten
Published at: IT Revolution Press; 1st edition (November 20, 2018)
In the Age of Software, will your business dominate and maintain relevanceor will it become a digital relic? As tech giants and startups disrupt every market, those who master large-scale software delivery will define the economic landscape of the 21st century, just as the masters of mass production defined the landscape in the 20th.
Unfortunately, business and technology leaders are woefully ill-equipped to solve the problems posed by digital transformation. At the current rate of disruption, half of S&P 500 companies will be replaced in the next ten years. A new approach is needed.
In Project to Product, Value Stream Network pioneer and technology business leader Dr. Mik Kersten introduces the Flow Frameworka new way of seeing, measuring, and managing software delivery. The Flow Framework will enable your company’s evolution from project-oriented dinosaur to product-centric innovator that thrives in the Age of Software.
If you’re driving your organization’s transformation at any level, this is the book for you.
9. A Guide to the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge (BABOK Guide)
Author: by IIBA
Published at: International Institute of Business Analysis; 3rd edition (April 15, 2015)
A Guide to the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge (BABOK Guide) is the only globally recognized standard of practice for business analysis. Developed through a rigorous consensus-driven standards process, the BABOK Guide incorporates the collective wisdom and experience of experts in the field from around the world.
Previous editions have guided hundreds of thousands of professionals in their work, and it has been adopted by hundreds of enterprises as the basis of their business analysis practice. This latest version of the guide extends its scope beyond business analysis in projects to address agile development, business process management, business intelligence, and business architecture.
This thoroughly revised and updated version includes: A concept model that unifies ideas and terminology across business analysis disciplines. Restructured knowledge areas to support business analysis at every level from small tactical initiatives to major business transformations. Five perspectives covering the most prominent business analysis disciplines and demonstrating how to apply the knowledge areas in different situations.
10. Legal Aspects of Health Care Administration
Author: by George D. Pozgar
Published at: Jones & Bartlett Learning; 13th edition (March 20, 2018)
The most trusted resource in healthcare law is this classic text from George Pozgar, now completely revised. With new case studies and news clippings in each chapter, the 13th edition continues to serve as an ideal introduction to the legal and ethical issues in the healthcare workplace.
This authoritative guide presents a wide range of health care topics in a comprehensible and engaging manner that will carefully guide your students through the complex maze of the legal system. This is a book they will hold on to throughout their careers.
Healthcare administrators face an increasingly complex maze of legal issues as government regulation and health care reform evolves and corporate structures adapt to meet the changing demands of their constituencies. With a continued emphasis on the ethical challenges of providing quality care amidst these powerful and often chaotic industry forces, the 13th Edition helps future administrators navigate the core industry issues of patient centered care, the future workforce and the culture of compassion.
11. Data Mining for Business Analytics: Concepts, Techniques, and Applications in R
Author: by Galit Shmueli
Published at: Wiley; 1st edition (September 5, 2017)
Data Mining for Business Analytics: Concepts, Techniques, and Applications in R presents an applied approach to data mining concepts and methods, using R software for illustration Readers will learn how to implement a variety of popular data mining algorithms in R (a free and open-source software) to tackle business problems and opportunities.
This is the fifth version of this successful text, and the first using R. It covers both statistical and machine learning algorithms for prediction, classification, visualization, dimension reduction, recommender systems, clustering, text mining and network analysis. It also includes: Two new co-authors, Inbal Yahav and Casey Lichtendahl, who bring both expertise teaching business analytics courses using R, and data mining consulting experience in business and government Updates and new material based on feedback from instructors teaching MBA, undergraduate, diploma and executive courses, and from their students More than a dozen case studies demonstrating applications for the data mining techniques described End-of-chapter exercises that help readers gauge and expand their comprehension and competency of the material presented A companion website with more than two dozen data sets, and instructor materials including exercise solutions, PowerPoint slides, and case solutions www.Dataminingbook.
12. Everybody Lies: Big Data, New Data, and What the Internet Can Tell Us About Who We Really Are
Author: by Seth Stephens-Davidowitz
Published at: Dey Street Books; Reprint edition (February 20, 2018)
Foreword by Steven PinkerBlending the informed analysis of The Signal and the Noise with the instructive iconoclasm of Think Like a Freak, a fascinating, illuminating, and witty look at what the vast amounts of information now instantly available to us reveals about ourselves and our worldprovided we ask the right questions.
By the end of an average day in the early twenty-first century, human beings searching the internet will amass eight trillion gigabytes of data. This staggering amount of informationunprecedented in historycan tell us a great deal about who we arethe fears, desires, and behaviors that drive us, and the conscious and unconscious decisions we make.
From the profound to the mundane, we can gain astonishing knowledge about the human psyche that less than twenty years ago, seemed unfathomable. Everybody Lies offers fascinating, surprising, and sometimes laugh-out-loud insights into everything from economics to ethics to sports to race to sex, gender and more, all drawn from the world of big data.
13. Business Intelligence, Analytics, and Data Science: A Managerial Perspective
Author: by Ramesh Sharda
Published at: Pearson; 4th edition (January 13, 2017)
To help future managers use and understand analytics, Business Intelligence provides readers with a solid foundation of BI that is reinforced with hands-on practice. KEY TOPICS: Introduction to Business Intelligence; Data Warehousing; Business Performance Management; Data Mining for Business Intelligence; Text and Web Mining; Business Intelligence Implementation, Integration and Emerging Trends MARKET: For managers interested in understanding the foundations and applications of BI, knowledge management, data mining, and other intelligent systems
14. Information Dashboard Design: Displaying Data for At-a-Glance Monitoring
Author: by Stephen Few
Published at: Analytics Press; Second Edition (August 15, 2013)
A leader in the field of data visualization, Stephen Few exposes the common problems in dashboard design and describes its best practices in great detail and with a multitude of examples in this updated second edition. According to the author, dashboards have become a popular means to present critical information at a glance, yet few do so effectively.
He purports that when designed well, dashboards engage the power of visual perception to communicate a dense collection of information efficiently and with exceptional clarity and that visual design skills that address the unique challenges of dashboards are not intuitive but rather learned.
The book not only teaches how to design dashboards but also gives a deep understanding of the conceptsrooted in brain sciencethat explain the why behind the how. This revised edition offers six new chapters with sections that focus on fundamental considerations while assessing requirements, in-depth instruction in the design of bullet graphs and sparklines, and critical steps to follow during the design process.
15. Managing and Using Information Systems: A Strategic Approach
Author: by Keri E. Pearlson
Published at: Wiley; 7th edition (December 5, 2019)
Managing & Using Information Systems: A Strategic Approach provides a solid knowledgebase of basic concepts to help readers become informed, competent participants in Information Systems (IS) decisions. Written for MBA students and general business managers alike, the text explains the fundamental principles and practices required to use and manage information, and illustrates how information systems can create, or obstruct, opportunities within various organizations.
This revised and updated seventh edition discusses the business and design processes relevant to IS, and presents a basic framework to connect business strategy, IS strategy, and organizational strategy. Readers are guided through each essential aspect of information Systems, including information architecture and infrastructure, IT security, the business of Information Technology, IS sourcing, project management, business analytics, and relevant IS governance and ethical issues.
Detailed chapters contain mini cases, full-length case studies, discussion topics, review questions, supplemental reading links, and a set of managerial concerns related to the topic.
16. The Adult Learner: The definitive classic in adult education and human resource development
Author: by Malcolm S. Knowles
Published at: Routledge; 8th edition (February 5, 2015)
How do you tailor education to the learning needs of adults? Do they learn differently from children? How does their life experience inform their learning processes? These were the questions at the heart of Malcolm Knowles’s pioneering theory of andragogy which transformed education theory in the 1970s.
The resulting principles of a self-directed, experiential, problem-centered approach to learning have been hugely influential and are still the basis of the learning practices we use today. Understanding these principles is the cornerstone of increasing motivation and enabling adult learners to achieve.
This eighth edition has been thoughtfully updated in terms of structure, content, and style. On top of this, online material and added chapter-level reflection questions make this classic text more accessible than ever. The new edition includes: Two new chapters: Neuroscience and Andragogy, and Information Technology and Learning.
Updates throughout the book to reflect the very latest advancements in the field. A companion website with instructor aids for each chapter. If you are a researcher, practitioner or student in education, an adult learning practitioner, training manager, or involved in human resource development, this is the definitive book in adult learning that you should not be without.