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About the book
This book will give you the knowledge you need to create high quality IT strategy, aligned to the business goals of your organization. We answer the questions that many IT professionals have around business and IT strategy, and in particular, how to use it to deliver exceptional results. It explains our highly successful and practical process for developing IT strategy that has been implemented in many successful organizations in every industry, from SME's to large multi-national companies. We have also come to understand the importance of looking at different options to achieve the strategic goals. To this end we explore how IT organizations can expand their innovation outlook, looking for different ideas arising from new technology, providing ideas that will energize business stakeholders and in turn delivering better IT strategic plans.
- Definitions of strategy
- What goes wrong with strategy?
- A process and some guidelines
- Michael Porter - three principles for setting strategy
- The Balanced Scorecard approach for developing strategy
- The 6 P’s
- Competitive advantage - Porter’s five forces
- Mission, vision and values
- The Extended Ansoff Matrix and strategic emphasis
- The business context
- Strategic canvas
- SWOT analysis
- Setting IT objectives
- Creating areas of focus - dividing up the puzzle
- Using scenario planning to optimize your strategy
- The process of innovation
- Creating your own technology roadmap
- Assessing risk in your IT strategy
- Project plan
- Strategic statements
- Plot on a page
- The communication plan
- An example strategy presentation
- Presenting to a senior audience
- Outline of strategy governance
- Why is this a critical time?
- Before you start
- Weeks 1 and 2
- Weeks 3 and 4
- Weeks 5 and 6
- Weeks 7 and 8
- Weeks 9 to 12
- Take time to reflect
- Next steps
- Staying ahead
About the Author
David McKean is a former CIO, having worked for several multi-national companies around the world, including AT&T ventures in Asia, UPC Nederland in Holland and C&W UK. He is now the managing director of IT Leaders Ltd, a leading provider of IT management training. He has worked alongside some of the top IT leaders in the business and shared experiences with countless IT managers and CIO’s from around the world. It has helped him to understand why some IT professionals make it and others don’t
IT Leaders runs public courses, distance learning programmes, blended learning and in-house courses. Public courses on IT Business Management and IT Leadership are run regularly at Henley on Thames in the UK, New York in the US, Dubai in the UAE and Singapore. All IT Leaders programmes are accredited by the Institute of Leadership and Management and presented by former CIO’s and senior level directors. Delegates include IT managers from all companies world-wide of every size and industry. Our clients include Accenture, Allen & Overy, Alstom, Amey, Barclays, Boeing, BT, Capita, Debenhams, DHL, HP, HSBC, John Laing, Philips, Rothschild, Royal Bank of Canada and Siemens.
The IT Leaders programme looks at 8 key IT leadership skills, including organizational politics for IT managers, leading IT teams, business and IT strategy, technology innovation, crisis leadership, business change leadership, senior level influencing and corporate leadership.
The IT management and commercial excellence programme topics include IT to business alignment, business relationship management, managing IT teams, technology sourcing, negotiation and finance for IT managers.
The blended and distance learning programmes are available world-wide and are based on the 10 management skills model developed by IT Leaders. Courses are live and interactive, using on-line seminars, e-learning and assignments backed by a comprehensive course guide and mentoring from the course leader.
IT Leaders also runs a vibrant network of IT Managers, available to former delegates and all other IT managers for a small annual subscription. The network group is vendor independent and meets three times at Henley on Thames in Oxfordshire (and on-line), to listen to top leadership and management presenters as well as discussing key topics of interest.
This book is based on the experiences of our delegates and additional interviewees. If you have any comments or management learning that you would like to be considered for future editions, please feel free to email me at email@example.com
You can also purchase David McKean's printed book IT Management: Managing People 1 on Amazon.
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