My Favorite Sources

As someone who enjoys learning about different perspectives and techniques in Transformational Leadership, IT Governance, and IT Service Delivery, I leverage many different sources for information.  Here’s a list of a few of my favorites.

  • Crucial Conversations – this is the greatest book ever written on how to handle difficult situations at work.  This skill is not taught in a college classroom – experience and tips from this book are what builds a great communicator!
  • Software Requirements by Karl Weigers – this book is a must-have for any Business Analyst.  And you will never meet a more supportive and helpful author!  Check out his site as well –
  • Allen Eskelin’s Email Newsletter – seasoned professional with great Project Management & Vendor Management experience.  My work experiences with him have been outstanding and our conversations on these topics are always enjoyable. I have just started following his blog/email newsletter and am finding it to be thought-provoking.
  • Reducing Risk and Maximizing Investments through IT Asset Management – shameless plug but a book that I co-wrote with some extremely smart professionals. Writing the book was a chance to put all of my experiences down on paper and I can now pull it off a shelf and use it as a reference when starting a new project.
  • Manager Tools – the site is fantastic with great tips for new and experienced managers but make sure you spend time on their podcasts!
  • IIBA – the International Institute of Business Analysis is a growing organization to help bring definition and standards to the BA role.
  • Modern Analyst – this site is usually good for an article or two.  Tends to have a lot of sponsor filled content but still worth a visit.
  • Mind Tools – great site for getting practical ideas to extend your Leadership style.
  • @DisneyInstitute – I have had the chance to take 2 classes from the Disney Institute and both were amazing! Hoping to go back later in 2015. For now, I join their Twitter Chats as a way to be exposed to new ideas.
  • is the site hosted by a great colleague of mine from the past, Sean Nicholson. He is balanced in his approach to leadership, technology, and tremendous drive to deliver superior results.

2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Jennifer  |  October 22, 2010 at 12:59 pm

    Great blog, Jenni. I look forward to following it …

    • 2. jennidoyle  |  October 22, 2010 at 10:03 pm

      Thanks Jennifer! I really enjoy sharing my thoughts and hope it gets people talking!


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