Principles of IT leadership

4 - 5 November 2020 | Virtual Workshop

Workshop Overview

Heads of IT have one of the most difficult roles in an organisation and are generally unprepared to move from their technology roles to executive level.

Great IT leadership is essential in every business, and organisations benefit from an executive who can make the most of disruptive technology trends and motivate people within and beyond the IT department.

This workshop will examine some of the latest techniques for developing ideas and plotting a successful technology vision. It will focus on the important leadership role that senior IT executives play within an organisation.

WHO WILL BENEFIT

The program is designed for anyone who has responsibility for managing an IT support organization, department or division, or who is being positioned to manage such a portfolio.

• All levels of IT managerial positions
• Future IT leaders (CIO, CTO, Head of IT, IT Managers, etc)
• Across all industry sectors

 

8 REASONS TO ATTEND

  1. Develop IT leadership skills and build influence.
  2. Plan and deliver clear, concise communication to direct, guide and engage employees.
  3. Understand what makes an IT leader.
  4. Assess how to build and use senior-level influence effectively.
  5. Examine how IT leaders can use corporate politics to their advantage.
  6. Identify your leadership and management style and use it to best effect.
  7. Best practices for managing and coaching technology teams.
  8. Learn how to shape your leadership brand
Marlon Moodley
Managing Director, B2HA ICT Advisory (Pty) Ltd
Charles Guise-Brown
Principal at CIO Outsourced
IT leaders at board level — what CEOs look for
The responsibilities of IT corporate leadership
A process model for IT to business alignment
Technology governance structures
IT brand – aligning reality and perception
How CIOs optimize time and activity
Secrets of successful CIOs
Leadership opportunities for IT professionals
Building and maintaining reputation
Developing a personal brand
Assessing your style of leadership
Recognizing leadership styles in others
Influencing strategies for the different leadership styles
Corporate politics — the inside track
Developing successful political networks
A model for high performing IT teams
Understanding your team’s dynamics
Building and motivating IT teams
Developing staff in real time
Organizing IT teams to maximize performance
The process of innovation and the creative mindset
Techniques to foster innovation
The importance of technology in innovation
Selecting the best innovation ideas
Lanterns to the future — creating technology vision
Outlining 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
Validating project business cases
IT project management wisdom
Effective project governance and reporting
Project portfolio management guidelines
Guidelines for successful change projects
The art of communicating technology
Presenting IT to non-technical audiences
Creating a compelling technology message
Handling difficult (IT) situations
Business relationship scenarios
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
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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