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Bill is an IT manager at Parts Unlimited and he likes his job. He is good at it and so far, he’s managed to steer clear of the problems and politics. But Monday morning, on his way into the office, he gets the call that will change his career path forever. The revolving door of the CIO suite has claimed its latest victim. Bill’s boss has been shown the door.

Faced with another quarter of missed earnings, a looming rollout of a major project, and chronic outages, the CEO has had enough and is taking over as CIO. He wants Bill to move up, report directly to him and fix the mess. Unsure of this plan, Bill takes the job anyway and things get worse fast. The CEO gives Bill ninety days to fix IT or the entire department is going to be outsourced.

With the help of prospective board member Erik Reid and his mysterious philosophy of The Three Ways, Bill starts to see that all the work has more in common with a manufacturing floor than he ever imagined. With the clock ticking, Bill must organize how work must be done, streamline the department, effectively serve other business functions at Parts Unlimited and change the very nature of how the business views IT.

The only question is “How?”…

0521826 “A must-read for anyone wanting to transform their IT to enable the business to win. Told through an absorbing story that is impossible to put down, the authors teach the essential lessons in an accessible way. Every business leader and IT professional should read this book!” –Mike Orzen, coauthor of the the Shingo Prize winning book "Lean IT - Enabling and Sustaining Your Lean Transformation."

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