ABOUT ITS CONTENTS: I bought the book because of its table of contents. Reading the book was very disappointing. After nine chapters, whose structure I'm still trying to figure out, I have read lots of tables containing the same information stated from different points of view, some organizational models that the author criticizes without telling you how he came to discover that the model doesn't works. During the lecture you'll find lots of recommendations for reading other books the author wrote himself (i.e. Building the New Enterprise, Managing the New Enterprise). Sometimes I felt I was reading an editorial catalog containing a reference of the books I shouldn't miss. In my opinion, if the problems were mentioned, the author should have analyzed them in detail, because they were tightly related with the topic being presented.
ABOUT ITS VALUE: It seems to me that the author has succeed reorganizing some IT departments and now he wants to write about his experiences. But how would a consultant benefit himself from reading another one's experiences when there aren't explanations, recommendations, choices, roadmaps, deployment guidelines, impact analysis (budget, time, employee morale, issues, risks, etc.). Buy the book only if you want to know what could be going wrong at your IT department, not as a guide for building your new IT infrastructure.