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Agile Career Development: Lessons and Approaches from IBM Hardcover – August 27, 2009

ISBN-13: 978-0137153640 ISBN-10: 0137153643 Edition: 1st

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About the Author

Mary Ann Bopp, Manager of Career Development in IBM’s Center for Learning and Development, leads design, development, and deployment of numerous IBM global career development initiatives and related processes. She has 21 years of corporate education, training, performance consulting, and project management experience, as well as 10 years of management accounting experience.

 

Diana A. Bing recently retired as IBM’s Director for Professional Development and Enterprise Learning after 31 years with the company. She led IBM’s strategic efforts to plan and deliver programs that develop IBM’s employees and enrich the company. She currently is an executive and professional coach, supports nonprofits, and is involved in developing programs regarding women and diversity.

 

Sheila Forte-Trammell, Learning Consultant in IBM’s Center for Learning and Development, has held HR positions ranging from Placement Counselor and Recruiting to Multicultural People in Technology Program Manager. She has had responsibility as a Human Resources Partner and for several of IBM’s career development programs. She is now focused on expanding IBM’s Global Mentoring Program as a business imperative across the many borders of IBM’s employee population.

 

Sheila Forte-Trammell and Diana A. Bing are coauthors of Intelligent Mentoring: How IBM Creates Value through People, Knowledge, and Relationships.

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  • Hardcover: 272 pages
  • Publisher: IBM Press; 1 edition (August 27, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0137153643
  • ISBN-13: 978-0137153640
  • Product Dimensions: 6.3 x 0.8 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,965,532 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Mary Ann Bopp blends 22 years of corporate education, training, performance consulting and project management experience and 10 years of management accounting experience to achieve business success.

Ms. Bopp is Manager, Career Development at IBM Corporation. She is responsible for many career development programs including:
* A new effort in deploying an enterprise-wide career framework for all IBM employees that focuses on client-valued capabilities.
* The global Corporate Mentoring program available to all employees
* A formal learning program that focuses on creating opportunities for experiential, on-the-job learning
* The overall career development process for IBM employees that includes individual development planning for short and long term career needs

Ms. Bopp earned a master of science degree in educational psychology from Fordham University, a master of business administration degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), and a bachelor of business administration degree in accounting from Siena College.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Rolf Dobelli HALL OF FAME on April 12, 2010
Format: Hardcover
IBM's long-standing president, the legendary Thomas J. Watson Sr., and his son and successor, Thomas J. Watson Jr., always made sure IBM workers could advance in their careers by offering them superior employee development programs. Indeed, in his McKinsey Foundation Lectures, Watson Jr. contended that such visionary programs, plus other IBM traditions, contribute heavily to the corporation's success - even more than its remarkable technological achievements or much-copied organizational structure. IBM career development experts Mary Ann Bopp, Sheila Forte-Trammell and Diana A. Bing (now retired) explain the company's ongoing programming. They discuss what it does, why and how, even if that necessitates making some areas of their manual a little heavy on lists. getAbstract recommends this detailed picture of IBM's superior career development activities to any human resources professional.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Josephine L. Simmons on October 15, 2009
Format: Hardcover
Review of "Agile Career Development - Lessons and Approaches from IBM"
IBM has developed a career development model for all employers...large, mid-size, and small....to follow in order to have the tools and "...agility to quickly and effectively change the way decisions are made..."

Let's be honest, the business world as we know it is changing. The workforce began its evolution with the addition of Gen Xers into key positions and management roles and continues with Gen Y and the mass departures of the Baby Boomers. Areas of the employee/employer relationship need to be revamped in order to have the people strength to move business forward and to ensure profitability.

One of these areas is career development and the move away from traditional plans and systems that are followed blindly but do not provide results. Traditional approaches to performance management, compensation planning, and career development are no longer adequate. Traditional career development tools are disconnected and their value to the employee is not clear. A career development program that truly supports business strategy and business outcomes is the IBM model in "Agile Career Development."

The ability of employees is directly related to organizational alignment and accomplishment of organizational goals. Business processes will succeed only if adequately skilled and motivated employees, supplied with accurate and timely information, are driving them. This is the premise in "Agile Career Development." IBM used internal surveys, exit surveys, and their "World Jam" to elicit information from employees. In other words, IBM listened to its employees.
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Agile Career Development: Lessons and Approaches from IBM offers a key to building career development processes that address future business needs and develop employee expertise to meet these directions. From empowering employees to control their own careers to promoting colleagues teaching collaboration, this is a fine additional to any business library catering to managers looking at company and employee growth.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Heather McBride-Morse on October 8, 2009
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Overall a great book that gives insight into how a Fortune 500 corporation invests in development and career growth in line with a company's overall vision and mission. From first hand experience, the single most important aspect of this initiative is the development discussion - pages 160-161. You can produce the most state of the art structure possible and it will ultimately fail if the discussion to the employee is not structured and clearly understood by the line managers. Good job IBM - look forward to seeing how the programs referenced as being deployed progress within your organization.
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