Dr. David Bishop, Georgia State University Doctorate in Business Alum, gave a highly useful presentation about publishing research in book form at the latest Center for Engaged Business Research Workshop. David recently published his fourth book. It is titled, Metagility: Managing Agile Development for Competitive Advantage. The presentation dove into the reasons to publish, the pros and cons of the different types of publishing, writing a non-fiction book proposal, translating your dissertation into book form, identifying and approaching publishers, what to expect from the contract and publishing process, and how to keep the momentum going!
Dr. David Bishop
David was able to build such a thorough understanding on publishing research in book form from the process of working on his four books, including his latest, Metagility, the first book to provide a comprehensive approach for managing a new and highly effective breed of agility from the executive level on down - based on scientific theory and practitioner research. It is the definitive playbook for executives and other managers seeking the optimal solution for adapting agile to more complex product development and organizational contexts. This desk reference shows organizations how to manage both agile and waterfall techniques to outperform their competition in industries with very high technological change, turbulent markets, and innovation.
About the Author
Dr. David A. Bishop is a technology consultant, enterprise architect, researcher, and instructor with over 25 years of experience working for clients such as AT&T, BellSouth, EDS, Delta Airlines, Toshiba and government agencies. In addition to this experience, David holds an ABET accredited Bachelor of Computer Engineering degree from the Georgia Institute of Technology, an MBA from DeVry University with a concentration in IT management, and a Doctorate in Business Administration from Georgia State University. David is CEO and Founder of Agile Worx, LLC, (http://www.agile-worx.com) a software development firm that provides program and project management tools based on this research. He is a member and committee chair for the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) based in Geneva Switzerland, a member of ANSI, and a Senior Member of the IEEE and the Association for Computing Machinery. David is also founding chairman for the Atlanta IEEE Technology and Engineering Management Society. Dr. Bishop is the creator of agile vortex theory which is the result of over five years of intensive practitioner research in some of the world’s most successful organizations in their respective industries. Its focus was to study how these organizations managed both agile and waterfall techniques to outperform their competition in industries with very high technological change, turbulent markets, and innovation.