Course details

The IT Manager Institute is available in classroom and an online self study version. Each version includes identical presentation material and bonus items along with the ability to take the IT Business Manager Certification (ITBMC) exam.

The program follows a structured IT Management Process™ and includes all the management tools you need that will give you guidance and confidence in managing any IT organization.

Course Outline

Session 1 – IT Manager Foundation

Learn about the Triple Threat to IT Success™, key traits of a successful IT manager, and the internal forces that tend to sabotage our success.

Session 2 – IT Assessment

The key to success is knowing what to do and what you can do. Follow my proven formula and use the tools I developed to conduct over 40 company acquisition assessments. A case study makes it very real.

Session 3 – IT Strategy

Don’t wait to be asked, , , develop your IT strategy now and gain senior management’s respect. This step is key in aligning with business need and objectives. I’ll even give you tools to help you prioritize your work.

Session 4 – IT Project Management

Delivering projects successfully is the path to credibility. Use simple techniques and tools to do so and you will separate your organization from others.

Session 5 – IT Organization

Build an appropriate team to support the business and start by conducting a skills inventory that defines what you need and what you have. Focus on the gaps to get there quicker and more reliably.

Session 6 – IT Staff Motivation & Development

Learn to motivate your staff like never before, , , and with no money. A motivated staff can do powerful things and they will “walk through fire” for their manager.

Session 7 – IT Processes

Sound processes can make all the difference for your organization’s effectiveness and responsiveness. Use my processes to simplify your life and to boost your productivity.

Session 8 – IT Policies and Procedures

I hate policies and procedures, but they can save you lots of grief. Learn how to develop and implement simple policies that work for you and your company.

Session 9 – IT Business Planning

Budgeting needs to become a skill of every IT manager. Use my tools and techniques to simplify your budgeting process and deliver one that you can be highly confident in achieving.

Session 10 – IT Asset Management

Get organized and keep it simple. My straightforward processes will help you focus this part of your business in an effective way.

Session 11 – Technology Cost Saving Strategies

Every company has significant cost saving opportunities, , , and IT has the leverage. Your IT organization is the only organization that can help every department in the company reduce expenses or improve productivity. Learn where the leverage points are and go for cost savings that more than pay for your IT Manager Institute investment.

Session 12 – IT Measurements

Learn to track and report meaningful data. Simple tools can help you show IT value like never before and in such a simple way you will wonder why you haven’t been doing this already.

Session 13 – IT Communication

Communicating effectively is more about knowing what to communicate and how to present it than anything else. Use my simple techniques to boost your communication skills.

Session 14 – Become a Business Partner

Gaining alliances throughout the company is a vital part of achieving success. Learn how to quantify and deliver business value so your clients look forward to your visits rather than trying to finish your meetings as soon as possible.

Session 15 – More Tips to IT Success

Empowering your staff and justifying IT infrastructure initiatives are just two of the focuses in this last session.

About Equitrain

EquiTrain –a pision of Equinox International- equips organizations with IT skills that are the lifeblood of modern corporate life, as Theyll as the professional expertise required for ensuring productivity and to remain competitive now and tomorrow.

At EquiTrain, They tailor end-to-end training solutions that incorporate both IT and business consultancy to the specific needs of each inpidual customer. They can equip yTheir IT professionals with all they need to quickly maximize yTheir new technology investments as Theyll as pushing forward absolute beginners on their road to IT proficiency.

They offer a broad range of IT and Management training cTheirses and certifications from top technology vendors with a choice of on-site or offsite, public or closed and local or abroad training. Their portfolio of cTheirses is supplemented by Their strategic training alliance with world's leading providers of learning solutions.

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