IT Leaders

IT management courses in the UK, US and Singapore

This course gives IT professionals key business management skills to enable IT to deliver ever higher levels of performance for the business. The course uses our business model and applies important business management skills to IT.

Dates — This course is run at regular intervals. Click here for a full list of dates across all territories or choose from the list on the right.

Price — All prices include a 1-year membership of the IT Leaders Network, they exclude VAT and accommodation

Course outline — an outline of the course is shown below. For more information, please click here to download the brochure, or contact us on 01491 578688.

Excellent IT Management

A 5-day programme to develop business skills for IT professionals

  • Business to IT alignment
  • Business relationship management
  • Communicating technology
  • Delivering customer value
  • Operational excellence
  • Managing & coaching technology teams

Day 1 – IT Strategy

  Linking IT to business priorities.

  • A proven process for IT strategy
  • Aligning IT strategy to business priorities
  • Strategic domains and objectives
  • Looking for a better way — optimizing IT strategy
  • Composing and communicating the plan

Day 2 – Project excellence

Topics include advanced project, program & portfolio management.

  • Validating project business cases
  • IT project management wisdom
  • Effective project governance and reporting
  • Project portfolio management guidelines
  • Guidelines for successful change projects

Day 3 – Communicating technology

Looks at improving business relationship management & communication skills using a number of interactive and typical IT business relationship scenarios.

  • The art of communicating technology
  • Presenting IT to non-technical audiences
  • Creating a compelling technology message
  • Handling difficult (IT) situations
  • Business relationship scenarios

Day 4 – Operational Excellence

This session looks at a number of techniques in overview, including ITIL, Six Sigma and Lean IT and the relative merits of each one.

  • Continual Service Improvement (CSI) models
  • An overview of different frameworks, including ITIL, Six Sigma and Lean IT
  • Preparing for major (technology) incidents
  • Managing major incidents
  • Leading in crisis — the art of communication

Day 5 – Commercial acumen

This module provides a short but highly valuable overview of some key commercial techniques for IT managers.

  • The art of good commercial decisions
  • Getting the most from IT partners
  • Contract guidelines for successful IT
  • Delivering better negotiated outcomes
  • Negotiating as a team

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