Электронная книга: Adam Kolawa «The Next Leap in Productivity. What Top Managers Really Need to Know about Information Technology»

The Next Leap in Productivity. What Top Managers Really Need to Know about Information Technology

How much should top management really care about IT? That’s the question Adam Kolawa bluntly poses in this feisty and compelling book. “The Next Leap in Productivity” goes far beyond traditional business books written for the CIO community. It tackles crucial issues such as productivity, efficiency and quality management. It makes the case for applying the principles of Deming and Juran to software development. Then it takes a “leap,” arguing that huge potential increases in IT productivity can lead to enormous increases in enterprise productivity. In this sense, “The Next Leap in Productivity” is a truly visionary book. Software vendors and CIOs who read this book will discover a software development process that is transparent, practical and efficient. Non-technical C-level executives (CEOs, CFOs, COOs, etc.) will discover a blueprint for improving corporate productivity and dramatically reducing operating costs. For the past decade, CIOs have been urged, coaxed, counseled and exhorted to act more like CEOs, CFOs, COOs and other C-level executives. This book suggests that it’s time for CEOs, CFOs, COOs and other C-level executives to start acting more like CIOs. “The Next Leap in Productivity” will appeal to anyoneinvolved in buying, selling, developing or using IT. Advance Praise for “The Next Leap in Productivity” “Adam’s book is a challenge to all the top managers who’ve stopped caring about IT. His message is simple: If you really care about IT, you find ways to make IT more productive. The improvements you achieve in IT productivity can then be leveraged into huge leaps in productivity at the enterprise level. This book offers a roadmap for translating IT productivity into business profit. Adam’s argument is worth reading and worth considering as you formulate your IT strategies and plan your IT budgets.”–Gary Beach, Publisher Emeritus, CIO magazine “Adam lays the groundwork for a common language that can be used to bridge the chasms between IT and other essential components of the business such as finance, product development, sales, marketing, distribution and customer service. Everyone who reads this book will learn valuable lessons that can be leveraged to improve returns on human capital investments at every level of the organization. Adam’s concepts have the potential to boost levels of confidence and performance throughout the enterprise.”– Michael Minelli, Co-author, Partnering with the CIO “These kinds of productivity principles are not mere theory. When we put these same principles into effect, our productivity went up more than we had thought possible. And our employee morale went up, too. It became easier to write code the right way and harderto make stupid mistakes. This new way of creating software makes it possible for us to concentrate on what we really want to do here at Cisco, which is to improve the Internet for everybody.”– Andy Chessin, Senior Technical Lead, Cisco, Inc.

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ISBN: 9780470449066

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Adam Kolawa

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Adam Kolawa (born June 25, 1957) is CEO and co-founder of Parasoft, a software company in Monrovia, CA that makes software development tools. Recognized by eWeek as one of the 100 Most Influential People in IT, Kolawa has co-authored two books on software development and published articles in The Wall Street Journal, Computerworld, and Dr. Dobb's Journal.


Kolawa received a M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from the Academy of Mining and Metallurgy, Krakow Poland in 1981 and a M.Sc. in Physics from Jagellonian University, Krakow, Poland in 1982." [http://www.socaltech.com/interview__adam_kolawa__parasoft/s-0000180.html Interview: Adam Kolawa, Parasoft] " in socaltech.com, February 9, 2004] After Kolawa emigrated from Poland to the United States, he earned a Ph.D in Theoretical Physics from the California Institute of Technology. While at Caltech, he worked with Geoffrey Fox and helped design and implement the Intel hypercube parallel computer. [“The Implementation of a Dynamic Load Balancer.” Kolawa, A. with G. Fox and R. Williams. In Hypercube Multiprocessors, M. T. Heath, editor. SIAM, Philadelphia, 114-121. 1987. Caltech Report C3P-328] [“Performance of' the Mark II and INTEL Hypercubes.” Kolawa, A. with S. Otto, published in Hypercube Multiprocessors, edited by T. Heath, SIAM, 272. 1986. Caltech report C3P-254]

In 1987, he founded Parasoft with four friends from Caltech. Initially, the company focused on parallel processing technologies. [" [http://www.netlib.org/utk/lsi/pcwLSI/text/node69.html Express] "] Kolawa transitioned the company from a parallel processing system producer, to a software development tool producer, to a provider of automated solutions and infrastructure services that improve software quality and the development process. He has co-authored two books on software development and written or contributed to articles in publications such as the Wall Street Journal, [Kolawa, A., “ Outsourcing Is Not the Enemy”, Wall Street Journal, February 24, 2004] CIO [" [http://www.cio.com/article/31292/Developing_Bug_Free_Software Developing Bug-Free Software] " by Adam Kolawa, CIO, August 15, 2002] , ComputerWorld [" [http://www.computerworld.com/printthis/2003/0,4814,83735,00.html Why Aren't We Doing More to Prevent Errors?] " by Adam Kolawa, Computerworld, August 6, 2003] , and Dr. Dobb's Journal. [" [http://www.ddj.com/architect/184405556 Communicating With Software-Development Managers] " by Adam Kolawa, Dr. Dobb's Journal, February 1, 2004 ] In 2007, eWeek recognized Kolawa as one of the 100 Most Influential People in IT. [" [http://www.eweek.com/slideshow_viewer/0,1205,l=&s=26705&a=203045&po=19,00.asp Top 100 Most Influential People in IT] " in eWeek ] In 2001, Kolawa was awarded the Los Angeles Ernst & Young's Entrepreneur of the Year Award in the Software category. [" [http://www.thefreelibrary.com/ENTREPRENEUR+OF+THE+YEAR-a076144683 Entrepreneur of the Year] " Los Angeles Business Journal June 18, 2001 ]

Kolawa has been granted 15 patents for software technologies he has invented. His patents include runtime memory error detection technology (Patent 5,842,019 and 5,581,696 - granted in 1998), statically analyzing source code quality using rules (Patent 5,860,011 - granted in 1999), and automated unit test case generation technology (Patent 5,761,408 and 5,784,553 - granted in 1998). [ [http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=0&f=S&l=50&TERM1=kolawa%2C+adam&FIELD1=INNM&co1=AND&TERM2=&FIELD2=&d=PTXT Patent search for Kolawa, Adam] at www.uspto.gov]






Selected Articles

*" [http://www.stpmag.com/issues/stp-2008-01.pdf#page=37 Want to Automate Regression Testing? Get Development and QA in Sync] " STP, January, 2008
*" [http://www.ddj.com/architect/202802988 Software Development: Then and Now] " DDJ, December 2007
*" [http://soa.sys-con.com/read/219090.htm SOA Best Practices: Four Steps to Securing Your Web Services] " SOA World, April 17, 2007
* " [http://www.ecnmag.com/article.aspx?id=139503 Strategies for overlapping the development of embedded systems software and hardware] " ECN, April 9, 2007
* " [http://www.sdtimes.com/article/column-20070301-01.html Security as a Requirements Issue] " SD Times, March 1, 2007
* " [http://www.dmreview.com/dmdirect/20060602/1055720-1.html BPEL in a Service-Oriented Architecture] " DM Review, June 2006
* " [http://webservices.sys-con.com/read/164547.htm Choosing the Best Testing Tools to Increase Project Productivity] " SOA World December 27, 2005
* " [http://www.stpmag.com/issues/stp-2005-11.pdf#page=35 Hold the Line Against Application Attacks"] Software Test and Performance November, 2005
* " [http://sys-con.com/read/99704_1.htm Java Application Security in the Corporate World] " JDJ, June 13, 2005
* " [http://www.ddj.com/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=184415174 Prevention's The Cure] " Software Development, August 1, 2004


External links

* [http://www.parasoft.com/jsp/products/article.jsp?label=Biographies&itemId=266 Parasoft Executive Biographies]
* [http://java.sys-con.com/read/43948.htm Exclusive JDJ Industry Profile: Dr Adam Kolawa, CEO, Parasoft]
* [http://searchsoftwarequality.techtarget.com/news/article/0,289142,sid92_gci1283763,00.html Parasoft's Adam Kolawa: Software quality is a continuous process]
* [http://webservices.sys-con.com/read/473911.htm Unlocking the Power of Automation: Exclusive Q&A with Dr Adam Kolawa, Co-founder & CEO of Parasoft]

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