Strategic Information Technology – Level 1

Course schedule

Classroom Training:
DateVenueDurationPrice
17 - 21 Jun 2024London5 days£4,250
14 - 18 Oct 2024London5 days£4,250

Please note: prices shown above are exclusive of VAT (20%).

Course Overview

Kickstart your strategic IT knowledge with this course, focusing on the foundational aspects of IT within a business context, including basic IT strategy and management principles.

Who Should Attend

  • Senior managers, executives and professionals, who need to understand the impact and opportunities arising from advances in IT, the internet, social media, cloud and open standards, in order to inform the board of emerging IT risks and opportunities
  • Financial executives, managers and professionals, who are responsible for budgets and projects and must know the costs, economics, potential impact of computing and how to introduce computing projects
  • Senior company executives who are in charge of change management, ERP, CRM and IT projects
  • Those responsible for delivering IT and IT projects

Course Outcomes

  • Appreciate the advantages and risks of corporate and internet computing, in achieving financial, efficiency and other objectives
  • Explain the costs, economics and opportunities provided by the corporate computing systems, the internet, cloud computing, open standards and social media
  • Create plans for the application and management of ERP, CRM and IT projects using agile project management to achieve efficient and reliable and effective performance

Course Topics

IT Strategy

  • Advances in IT and developments in corporate computing
  • IT applications security and architecture
  • Issues in formulating IT strategy to meet organisational needs
  • Current themes and trends – open standards and the new digital environment
  • The IT strategy framework
  • Where and how to start
  • Common mistakes and SWOT

Project management

  • Large versus small projects
  • Agile versus other methodologies: SSADM and Prince II
  • Big project case studies and research findings
  • Procurement and contract management: life cycle procurement
  • IT benchmarking

Agile project management

  • History and successes
  • Agile practices
  • Agile disciplines and fulfilling control and reporting needs
  • Setting up the agile team

Advanced Business Intelligence

  • Information and intelligence to run an organisation: data driven models and budgetary control; decision support systems; risk modelling and data-mining
  • Further techniques to define information: Critical Success Factors KPIs Balanced scorecard and benchmarks
  • Specialist needs: combating money laundering; fraudulent trading etc
  • Communicating with the Boardroom: BI dashboards and BI usage
  • The future: using BI to deliver policies

Using the web and social media for competitive gain

  • BI and data-mining analysis of marketing and selling data
  • Pro-active use of social media Facebook viral campaigns community groups
  • Analysis of tweets and social media
  • Dealing with big data and data discovery

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