Throughout your professional career you will need to seek out ways to integrate emerging trends in organizational leadership, principles and processes, and technologies in the field of IT to further the mission/vision of your department or organization. You will read three books, one from each list of publications provided. The lists are organized by topic: organizational leadership, principles and processes, and technologies. When viewed together, the trends found in emerging organizational leadership, principles and processes, and technologies allow an information technology professional the ability to perform analysis of their organization’s ability to maximize their current technology and their readiness to embrace beneficial and necessary change in the area of current and emerging technology. For this task you will reflect on your own experiences while reading each book you have selected related to corresponding topics. You will then write three critical analyses, one for each book you have selected.


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Critical Analysis for Each Topic


Write a critical analysis for each  of the three books you have selected related to the corresponding topics.

  1. Summarize each  trend and its impact on society as supported by each publication.
  2. Summarize risks described in each  publication that are associated with each trend’s implementation, including the likelihood, severity, and mitigation strategies for each of the risks identified.
  3. Describe how each  trend applies to the experiences you have had in your academic or professional life.
  4. Justify how aspects of each  trend can be implemented in an organization, using research to support your claims.
  5. Identify the indicators of successful application of each  trend, including any organizational strategies, goals, or key performance indicators (KPIs) that would be positively affected if the trend were successfully implemented in an organization.
  6. Evaluate the short-term benefit or long-term application, the level of market applicability, and organizational relevance for each  trend, providing details from each publication to support your claims.
  7. Acknowledge sources, using in-text citations and references, for content that is quoted, paraphrased, or summarized.
  8. Demonstrate professional communication in the content and presentation of your submission.

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