Mandy Chessell, one of the authors of this new book is pretty impressive.  Here are just a few facts about her:

• She is an IBM Distinguished Engineer, Master Inventor and member of the IBM Academy of Technology Leadership Team.
• She has over 50 issued patents worldwide in the fields of transaction processing, event management, business process management and model driven development.
• Mandy is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering
• She was the first woman to be awarded a Silver Medal by the Royal Academy of Engineering
• Plymouth University awarded Mandy a Honorary Doctor of Science.
• She was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2015 New Year Honours for services to engineering.

Common Information Models for an Open, Analytical, and Agile World by Mandy Chessell, Gandhi Sivakumar, Dan Wolfson, Kerard Hogg, Ray Harishankar and a foreword by Tim Vincent, has just published and is available in hardcopy and ebook formats.

About the Book

Five senior IBM architects show you how to use information-centric views to give data a central role in project design and delivery. Using Common Information Models (CIM), you learn how to standardize the way you represent information, making it easier to design, deploy, and evolve even the most complex systems.

Using a complete case study, the authors explain what CIMs are, how to build them, and how to maintain them. You learn how to clarify the structure, meaning, and intent of any information you may exchange, and then use your CIM to improve integration, collaboration, and agility.

In today’s mobile, cloud, and analytics environments, your information is more valuable than ever. To build systems that make the most of it, start right here.

Coverage Includes
• Mastering best practices for building and maintaining a CIM
• Understanding CIM components and artifacts: scope, perspectives, and depth of detail
• Choosing the right patterns for structuring your CIM
• Integrating a CIM into broader governance
• Using tools to manage your CIM more effectively
• Recognizing the importance of non-functional characteristics, such as availability, performance, and security, in system design
• Growing CIM value by expanding their scope and usage
• Previewing the future of CIMs

Link to Sample Chapter 3 – Structural Patterns for the Common Information Model


In the US – If you order now you can get a special 35% discount on the book on the publisher’s site when using the following coupon code. The coupon code is to be used at checkout and is case sensitive. You can order via the following site to use the discount coupon.

Coupon code:IBM6150

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The following were the best selling books at the recent IBM InterConnect Conference.  The first three books were part of a book signing by the “sharks” from the TV show, Shark Tank.


The Will to Win  

Shark Tales
The Brand Within  
Big Data Revolution
Modern Web Dev IBM WebSphere
Cognitive Cmpt and Big Data
Mobile Strategy
PP for Managers  Supervisors
PP for Executive Presentations
PP for Dealing w Diff People
Value Proposition Design
Display of Power
Art of Talking to Anyone
Talk Like Ted
Driven to Distraction
Think Like a Freak
Visual Leaders
What If
Business Model You
IBM Datapower
Key Perf Indicators (KPI)
The Five Choices
The Organized Mind
Unlocking Potential
Back of a napkin
The Internet of Things
Ten Types of Innovation
The Art of Explanation
Analytics Across the Enterprise

The Sharks are in the House at MGM Grand.  All other signings will take at the conference bookstore at Mandalay Bay Hotel.


Tuesday, 5:45 pm – 6:30 pm

Meet the Sharks at the MGM Hotel – Ballroom AB

Barbara Corcoran, Robert Herjavec, Daymond John

Shark Tales
The Will to Win
The Brand Within

Monday 12:00pm – 1:00pm

Conference Bookstore – Mandalay Bay

Free IBM Redbooks

Bluemix Architecture Series: Web Application Hosting on IBM Containers
Bluemix Architecture Series: Web Application Hosting on Java Liberty

Tuesday 12:00pm – 1:00pm

Conference Bookstore – Mandalay Bay

Free IBM Redbooks

Cloud Enabling IBM CICS

The Complete Guide to CICS Transaction Gateway

Tuesday 3:00pm – 3:45pm

Conference Bookstore – Mandalay Bay

Kyle Brown, Roland Barcia, Karl Bishop

Modern Web Development with IBM WebSphere

Wednesday 10:30am – 11:00am

Conference Bookstore – Mandalay Bay

Rob Thomas

Big Data Revolution

Wednesday 12:00pm – 1:00pm

Free IBM Redbooks

Building Real-time Mobile Solutions with MQTT and IBM MessageSight

Wednesday 3:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Conference Bookstore – Mandalay Bay

Free While Supplies Last

Linda Bernardi

Provoke: Why the Global Culture of Disruption is the Only Hope for Innovation

Wednesday 5:10 pm -6:00pm

Conference Bookstore – Mandalay Bay

Jay Baer


Books highlighted in RED are IBM Press Books

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A Captains Duty
Analytics Across the Enterprise
Performing Information Governance
Hadoop for Dummies
IBM Cognos Business Intell v10
Data Science for Business
Big Data for Dummies
Key Performance Indicators (KPI)
Beyond Big Data Using Social MDM to Drive Deep Customer Insight
Big Data at Work
Predictive Analytics
PP for Managers Supervisors
PP for Performance Reviews
IBM Cognos 10 FW Mgr
Info Dashboard Design
Managing Your Manager
Business Dashboards
SPSS for Dummies
Visual Leaders

Meet the Authors at the Conference Bookstore

Monday 9:45 am – 10:45 am

DB2 10.1 Fundamentals: Certification Study Guide

Monday 4:00 pm -5:00 pm

Hadoop for Dummies

Tuesday 12:30pm – 1:30pm

Analytics Across the Enterprise: How IBM Realizes Business Value from Big Data and Analytics

The Visual Organization: Data Visualization, Big Data, and the Quest for Better Decisions

Too Big to Ignore: The Business Case for Big Data

Tuesday 2:45pm – 3:45pm

Beyond Big Data: Using Social MDM to Drive Deep Customer Insight – FREE, WHILE SUPPLIES LAST

Patterns of Information Management

Tuesday 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Engaging Customers Big Data – FREE WHILE SUPPLIES LAST

Wednesday 9:45am – 10:00am

A Captain’s Duty: Somali Pirates, Navy SEALs, and Dangerous Days at Sea

Wednesday 12:30pm – 1:30pm

Analytics Across the Enterprise: How IBM Realizes Business Value from Big Data and Analytics

Hot off the Press


Performing Information Governance: A Step-by-step Guide to Making Information Governance Work by Anthony David Giordano contains over 650 pages of content and is available in hardcopy and ebook formats.
About the Book

Using case studies and hands-on activities, Anthony Giordano fully illuminates the “who, what, how, and when” of information governance. He explains how core governance components link with other enterprise information management disciplines, and provides workable “job descriptions” for each project participant.
Giordano helps you successfully integrate key data stewardship processes as you develop large-scale applications and Master Data Management (MDM) environments. Then, once you’ve deployed an information asset, he shows how to consistently get reliable regulatory and financial information from it.
Performing Information Governance will be indispensable to CIOs and Chief Data Officers…data quality, metadata, and MDM specialists…anyone responsible for making information governance work.

  • Coverage Includes
    Recognizing the hidden development and operational implications of information governance—and why it needs to be integrated in the broader organization
    Integrating information governance activities with transactional processing, BI, MDM, and other enterprise information management functions
    Establishing the information governance organization: defining roles, launching projects, and integrating with ongoing operations
    Performing information governance in transactional projects, including those using agile methods and COTS products
    Bringing stronger information governance to MDM: strategy, architecture, development, and beyond
    Governing information throughout your BI or Big Data project lifecycle
    Effectively performing ongoing information governance and data stewardship operational processes
    Auditing and enforcing data quality management in the context of enterprise information management
    Maintaining and evolving metadata management for maximum business value

In the US – If you order now you can get a special 35% discount on the book on the publisher’s site when using the following coupon code. The coupon code is to be used at checkout and is case sensitive. You can order via the following site to use the discount coupon.

Coupon code:IBM5656


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Third time is a charm.  Fully updated third edition.



Developing Quality Technical Information: A Handbook for Writers and Editors, 3rd Edition by Michelle Carey, Moira McFadden Lanyi, Deirdre Longo, Eric Radzinski, Shannon Rouiller, Elizabeth Wilde has just published and is available in printed and ebook formats
About the Book

Today, technical communicators have an even greater responsibility to help their organizations create easy-to-use, leading-edge products. The era of simply “papering” a product with lengthy manuals is over: now, communicators need to create self-documenting interfaces and self-correcting messages, and help product teams craft offerings that always place the user front-and-center.
The newest edition of IBM’s classic Developing Quality Technical Information: A Handbook for Writers and Editors focuses squarely on these new realities. It introduces a new technical communications model that:
Involves technical communicators during the product design phase
Changes the way technical communicators think about their roles in developing technical content
Emphasizes user advocacy
Shows how to embrace emerging trends in product design
Helps writers think more and write less
Delivers the right content at the right time, in the most direct, clear, and minimal form possible


Book Ordering Options

In the US – If you order now you can get a special 35% discount on the book on the publisher’s site when using the following coupon code. The coupon code is to be used at checkout and is case sensitive. You can order via the following site to use the discount coupon.

Coupon code:IBM8971

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