Confessions of an IT Manager by Phil Factor

By Phil Factor

Phil issue is a legend in his personal runtime. Scurrilous, absurd, confessional and scathing by means of turns, Confessions of an IT supervisor objectives the idiocy, incompetence and overreach of the IT administration from vantage element the entire means up and down the greasy pole. Phil issue (real identify witheld to protest the responsible) has over twenty years adventure within the IT undefined, focusing on database-intensive functions. For withering perception into the human weaknesses and farcical degrees of ineptitude that deliver IT tasks to their knees, plus occasional escapes into burnished pastiche and cock-a-leg doggerel there isn't any funnier, extra illuminating statement at the IT crowd.

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Before you go, just stack them away again, thereby getting a reputation for efficiency as well. A successful modification of this technique is to dump the files into your in-tray, thereby impressing all with your workload as well. Revise all the documents that your subordinates submit to you for approval. You will enjoy this too, since there is no passion like the passion to revise someone else's document. Spend lots of time organizing your time. That way, you look busy and efficient, even though you will not have the time left to do the things you have organized yourself to do.

When ever anybody queries the status of one of your projects, just hand them the folder with all the printouts. The more data you put into project-management software, the more wildly impressive it looks. Attend lots of meetings. It is important to note that if you call lots of meetings with other people in your own company, they eventually get bored and don't turn up. Suppliers, and potential suppliers, are different: they always turn up, especially if you are buying from them. Even if you don't, you can string them along for a long while, and then you can just choose a different set.

The Trick is to kill the initiative whilst giving the impression that one is actively encouraging and fostering initiatives from ones staff. Most of the following techniques owe their popularity to the way that they make it seem 40 How to Prevent Initiatives that it is the apathy of one's staff that caused the initiative to fail, rather than one's own inadequacy as a manager. One of the following methods will effectively restore the Status Quo. The 'Thicko' method Adopt a bluff, avuncular attitude.

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