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Off-The-Shelf IT Solutions - extras - further information

Convince the budget-holder or stakeholder

Publisher's news release contains the justification for buying the book or attending the workshop.

Read the press release (BCS)

 

Everyday I read the book

"Recently we published a book specifically aimed at those who, despite being told of the benefits of sophisticated modern off-the-shelf IT products, find they don't get the benefits they expected. Getting off-the shelf IT solutions is not the fever-dream of a madman, but it needs to be approached correctly."

Read the blog post (BCS Group Chief Executive Officer)

 

An introduction

Read about the book, author, event dates and booking information. Sort of a one-page 'visual CV' for the method - good to refer other people to.

Download (.pdf)

 

Corrections and updates

Once you have your copy, this document tracks both repairs (errata) and enhancements. There are a small number of corrections in the first table. The second table has new information from learning after going to press, for instance new references, or analogies that came out of recent training workshops.

Download (.pdf)

 

Training workshop

Evaluating, Selecting and Procuring Off-the-Shelf IT Solutions

Workshop based on the BCS book. One-day and two-day variants available. Occasional public courses, usually in-house. See profile for details and to enquire. 

Profile (Eventbrite)

 

Further reading

Marmel, E. (2015) Teach Yourself VISUALLY Office 2016: Teach Yourself VISUALLY (Tech). John Wiley & Sons: Chichester.

Note the Visually series has an unusual but effective approach – explanations are annotated screenshots. Therefore, this reference is one example only – it is important to find the book that matches your specific version of Microsoft Office. To more effectively exploit the templates in these Extras, you should verify that you understand Sections, Styles, Fields, Properties, Mail Merge Manager and Non-Printing Characters within Microsoft Word, plus Validation, Fill and Filter within Microsoft Excel.

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