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Keep the Joint Running: A Manifesto for 21st Century Information Technology

4.08 of 5 stars 4.08  ·  rating details  ·  13 ratings  ·  2 reviews
Keep the Joint Running: A Manifesto for 21st Century Information Technology (aka the KJR Manifesto) radically redefines how IT should operate, in 13 highly practical, straightforward chapters. The KJR Manifesto debunks much of the long-held conventional wisdom ... such as the importance of treating end-users as "internal customers" and the desirability of running IT as a b ...more
Hardcover, 227 pages
Published January 1st 2008 by Is Survivor Pub.
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Chad Warner
Feb 04, 2010 Chad Warner rated it 1 of 5 stars
Recommended to Chad by: Chad Brouwer
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Although some of Lewis' points about rethinking IT's relationship to the business are valid, this book didn't contain any eye-opening revelations. Many of the changes he advocates, such as forcing IT staff to spend more time with the users they support, or using best practices as a starting point rather than hard-and-fast mandates, are understood and already followed to some extent in many organizations.

I liked Lewis' observation that managers act as if IT needs to be separate from the rest of t
Tom Armstrong
I wish two things: 1) that I could give this book 6 stars and 2) that everyone in my industry read this book at least once. Nothing that Lewis writes is entirely earth shattering (though in fairness the book was written a few years ago), but what he does so well is pull it all together and present it in a common sense way. In an industry fraught with faulty methodologies and "best practices" that sit in for actual thought and analysis, Lewis is a fresh voice.
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