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Maturing IT Organizations: Strategy to Operations Management

COURSE TYPE

Advanced

Course Number

3628

Duration

2 Days
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About This Course:
Technology is a vital contributor to the effective and efficient business execution of almost all private sector organizations. Is your IT organization able to effectively deliver for the business? Using an IT Management Maturity Model developed by subject matter experts from the American Council for Technology - Industry Advisory Council (ACT-IAC), you will learn how to assess and improve your organization’s IT organizational maturity and ability to deliver new capabilities for your organization in this IT management training course.

Why use an IT Management Maturity Model?
For many organizations it is difficult to know how well they are doing in the different aspects of IT management. By using the IT Management Maturity Model outlined in this course, you gain an objective understanding of how your IT organization is truly performing in each critical function. Just as importantly, the maturity model provides descriptions of various levels of maturity for each function, and provides the organization with steps that can be taken to improve its overall maturity.

You Will Learn How To:

  • Assess your organization’s maturity in five critical areas of IT management – governance, budgeting, acquisition, organization and workforce, and program and project management
  • Identify the critical elements required to be successful in running an IT organization and in serving your customers, and review examples of where things have been done incorrectly
  • Discover the leadership and cultural attributes necessary to develop a high-performing and mature IT organization
  • Identify critical measures that can be used to support the implementation and ongoing measurement of IT management maturity in your organization.

Important Course Information

Private Delivery - Extended Course Option:

  • In this two-day course an attendee will gain a comprehensive understanding of the IT Management Maturity Model and its use within an organization. This course can be extended to a four-day workshop, giving you the opportunity to work with an expert instructor to self-assess and create an action plan customized to support maturing IT Management for your organization.

Who Should Attend:

  • Manager/Director of an IT organization
  • Manager of a department within an IT organization (e.g., application development, operations)
  • Analyst/Technical lead supporting the IT organization performance (e.g., planning, financial)
  • Member of an business unit that works closely with the IT organization
  • Member of the finance, procurement, or HR organizations that work closely with the IT organization

Course Outline

  • Mature IT Management in a Private Sector Organization is a Critical Need
  • Definition of IT Management
  • Showcasing the importance in realizing the full benefits of IT for an organization
  • Governance — Making Good Decisions
  • Definition and attributes of Governance
  • Level of visibility and involvement of senior leaders in the management and oversight of IT resources
  • Effective delegation of decision making and proper reporting
  • Performance metrics that reflect successful maturity
  • Budgeting — Planning and Resource Allocation
  • Definition and attributes of budgeting
  • Visibility of IT resources
  • Setting processes for planning, programming, and budgeting stages
  • Metrics to define successful maturity
  • Acquisition — Buying Wisely
  • Definition and attributes of Acquisition
  • Accountability for cost, schedule, performance, and security
  • Investment and portfolio management maturity metrics
  • Organization and Workforce — The People Factor
  • Definition and attributes of Organization and Workforce
  • Showcasing various organizational models and workforce implications
  • Defining roles, responsibilities, and authorities
  • Workforce maturity metrics
  • Program and Project Management — Delivering Capability of the Mission
  • Definition and attributes of Program Management
  • Defining roles, responsibilities, and authorities
  • Institutionalizing program and project management disciplines
  • Program and project management maturity metrics
  • Integration of the Five Functions — Bringing It All Together
  • Interactions between the five functions
  • Self Assessment and Action Plan Development
  • Ongoing measurement and improvement
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I enjoy learning by example, so discussing our own experiences with the instructor and other students was great! Everyone learned a lot from the interaction and, by the end of the week, all the content came together for me.

- A. deVoest, Operations Manager
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