Learn how to create a strategic plan for ITWhether you are a CIO, CFO or even a CEO, your primary objective is to create shareholder value. Information Technology (IT) is only a means to that end. Till it is aligned with the business, shareholder value is not created. The purpose of a well crafted IT Strategy is to achieve this alignment so IT can create the “biggest bang for the buck.” If IT Alignment is of interest to you, this course will be of value to you. It will help you understand the fundamental concepts of IT Strategy and walk you through the 7 steps needed to align IT with business and create value. Developed by , this in-depth course explains how many Fortune 50 companies align their business and IT strategies to achieve business success. It will answer critical questions like:
- What is IT Strategy?
- Why is an IT Alignment essential for business results?
- What are the steps to create an IT Alignment?
- How do we migrate to this new capability?
- How do we monitor and track IT investment results?
- Are there tools and techniques available that can facilitate this journey?
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|Module One||Introduction: What is IT Strategy?|
|Module Two||The “big picture”:|
|Module Three||IT Strategy Overview: 7 steps to IT Alignment|
Business Drivers and Imperatives
|Module Five||Building the “as-is” capability view|
Envisioning the “to-be” capability
|Module Seven||Identifying the gaps|
Prioritizing the Alternatives
Devising a migration plan
|Module Ten||Case Studies in Practical Applications|
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Frequently Asked Questions
How is this course different from Managing IT?
|Managing IT focused on the “what” of creating business value using IT. This course details the steps i.e. the “how” to align IT and business. The former sets the context and the latter details the approach and framework to create an IT capability to enable business results.|
What are the benefits of this course for non-IT Professionals?
|In today’s fast paced and hyper competitive world information technology is a strategic weapon.|
Is this a technical course?
|Not in the sense of a technology deep dive. Even though this course is on Information Technology it is from a business perspective i.e. how to enable business results using information technology.|
Why is a business perspective necessary to successfully use Information Technology?
|As a business executive your primary focus is on creating shareholder value. Information technology is a means to that end. Consequently, a business perspective helps understand where, how and why IT can enable business results. When to apply it and when not to. If IT is not enabling business results it is what some call ”technology for technology’s sake”.|
Will I be able to contact the instructor?
|Yes, Sourabh Hajela, the instructor for this course, will be available via the web. You can pose any questions about the course material. (FULL price course purchase ONLY)|
What are the topics covered in this course?
|This course covers the following topics:|
What are the benefits of this course for IT Professionals?
|This course introduces, in a structured and comprehensive, yet easy manner the logical steps and framework to align business requirements with IT capability. As an IT professional you have a good grasp on creating IT Solutions. You might have taken the Managing IT course to understand the ”big picture” on these solutions. However, what is missing is the “how to” i.e. the approach, steps and framework to align business and IT capability|
Can I see how the course is organized, and can I get a copy of the list of specific topics that will be covered?
|Download the Course Syllabus for the structure and subject areas covered by this course.|
What is included in the price of the course?
|The course price includes the following:|
How do I access the course?
|The course is accessed online:|
What is the technology used to access the course?
What if I cannot complete the course in the time allotted?
|Please contact us and we will extend the time. We honor all reasonable requests.|
Will I get a certificate of completion?
|Yes. You must complete the final exam with a score of 80% or higher. After completing the course material, please contact us.|
Is there a final exam? If so, how is it administered?
|A final exam is OPTIONAL – you can take it to receive a certificate of completion provided you receive a score of 80% or higher. The final exam is administered online just like the course. Please contact us upon completion of the course materials and we will grant you access to the final exam.|
How do I pay for these courses?
|We accept all major credit cards and PayPal (which accepts all major credit cards) .|
Are CIO Index and/or AIMIT “accredited”?
|No. CIO Index is the largest community of senior IT leaders with 70,000+ members and accredits its own courses.|
Do I get Professional Development Credit (PDU)?
|No. Currently, we do not provide PDU.|
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There is one final exam after course completion. Participants must achieve a score of 80% or above to receive a certificate of completion. Participants are allowed to take the final exam only once in 365 days. You may retake the exam after this period.