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Why Choose this Training Course?
Management of IT services is no longer enough. The strategic importance of information services to the enterprise makes IT a critical partner in meeting business goals.
Defining IT strategy, and leading an agile IT organization that is customer-centric, making good strategic management and technical decisions and leverage your IT resources is the challenge IT leaders face today. This Strategic IT Leadership training course will give you the skills you need to meet these challenges.
What are the Goals?
This training course reveals the most important aspects of leading and managing a world-class, strategically aligned IT department.
From aligning IT projects with corporate strategy to defining value and performance measurement, knowing when to adopt new technologies, from team building and finding and keeping the right people, to planning and budgeting, you will learn the keys to strategically align your IT services with professional, world class, proven techniques.
Who is this Training Course for?
IT professionals from both technical and management backgrounds — including those who oversee IT operations, networks/systems and IT projects would benefit from this training course. It will be of particular value to technical professionals who have been--or are about to be--promoted to a IT management position and experienced professionals who are new to the technical environment.
How will this Training Course be Presented?
The training course combines presentations with interactive workshop exercises, and case studies. Delegates will be encouraged to participate actively in relating the strategies of effective IT leadership to the particular needs of their enterprise.
Learn techniques for aligning IT and corporate strategy for maximum ROI
Develop visionary, innovative, and effective IT strategies for the success of the organization
Making new IT initiatives and technologies support the corporate vision
How to be an effective, strategic IT leader
Improve your personal management, influence and negotiation skills
Learn to evaluate technology solutions, vendor selection and outsourcing
Day One: Leading and Managing the IT Department
Understand the challenges of the IT manager
How to value IT services
Communicate IT value to upper management, peers and end-users
Understand the responsibilities of the IT team leader
Understand the Strategy for Managing Existing Technology
Know when to develop and adopt New Technologies
Be aware of how to manage assets effectively
Day Two: Using Influence
Understand the different types of influential power
Be aware of the various influence strategies
Select the most effective influence strategy for the situation
Understanding negotiations, tactics and techniques
Use influence effectively to thrive as an IT manager
Strategic Decision Making
Apply strategic decision making
Recognizing strategic decisions and initiatives
Apply strategic decision making to vendor selection
Understand when to outsource
Day Three: Developing the IT Strategic Plan and Budget
Using the mission as an IT driver
Defining the customer profile
understanding the partnership model
Creating a strategic plan
Planning and budgeting issues
Managing IT Quality
Understanding the importance of managing by process
Understand the definitions of quality
Applying maturity models
Using process management
Applying international standards
Day Four: Building the IT Management Team
Evaluating IT performance and metrics
Understanding delegation and motivation
Managing the management team and stakeholders
IT Project Management
The Importance of Project Management
Defining Project Manager talents and skills
Understanding the principles of Project Management
Day Five: IT Performance Metrics
Developing a measurement strategy
Creating a “Best Practices” based organization
Managing by facts and results
Integrate metrics into the strategic plan
Common Pitfalls and Lessons Learned
Balancing technical and corporate requirements
Balancing tactical and strategic decisions
Evaluating new and existing technologies
Balancing management styles and culture
On successful completion of this training course, a PetroKnowledge Certificate will be
awarded to the delegates
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