425Business Includes The 100 in Their “On the Books” List

My thanks to 425Business for including The 100 in the February issue of their magazine’s “On the Books” list.

Here’s the review “Compact and succinct, Tom Salonek’s business-advice book The 100 breaks leadership lessons down into bite-size chunks. Salonek is founder and CEO of Intertech, a consulting and training firm, and a 25-year veteran of the tech industry who distills his knowledge into this easy-to-read guide. Each lesson has a takeaway — a piece of advice from Salonek or a business or cultural luminary. The book comes with online resources to easier implement his advice.

Here’s a link to the review on the 425 website.

My Book, The 100, Named one of 14 Books to Read in 2017

 

My thanks to the Bond Street Book Club for including my book, The 100 Building Blocks for Business Leadership, in their 14 books to read in 2017.  The books were chosen as a response to ‘What is one book every entrepreneur should read.’

I’m honored the book is included on such a prestigious list.  Below are the 14 in no particular order:

Agile Project Planning: How to Budget When Using Agile

The holidays are approaching. For many kids, this means writing long, wish-filled letters to Santa in hopes of snagging enough toys and games to keep themselves satisfied throughout the new year. While this strategy frequently works for children with indulgent parents, it’s a poor model for devising agile project planning budgets for IT.

Yet agile project budgeting is remarkably similar to kids at Christmas for many project managers. They’re asked to deliver a wish list of projects and price tags in December to serve as the foundation for the next year’s budgets. Project managers are reduced to guessing at (and hoping for!) what they think seems like reasonable projections and budget requests. This involves trying to define most of an agile project plan’s requirements in advance, or what IT business consultant and writer, Scott Ambler, calls “the classic Big Requirements Up Front (BRUF) tactic.” He correctly notes that BRUF is rarely accurate.

Read the full post on the Intertech blog.