Almost every IT department starts the year out with a shiny new strategy. However, all to quickly events seem to overwhelm the department and the strategy goes out the door as everyone scrambles to deal with the latest system upgrade gone wrong, outage, outsourcing mishap, etc. By the time things calm down even a little, nobody can remember what the strategy was or why it was important. Oh well, maybe the next CIO will have a better way of doing things…
The right time to start working on your IT department’s strategy is NOW. There is a very good chance that your competition is already doing so. What you need is a way to clearly express your IT strategy in a way that everyone can rally behind it. Drop the fluff and make it crystal clear to everyone what needs to be done. Make it so that everyone not only knows what your strategy is, but also what their part in making it happen is.
This program from Blue Elephant Consulting starts by helping you to clearly express what your IT strategy is and why it should matter to everyone in your organization. We then acknowledge that life will get crazy and come up with a custom approach for how your team can keep their IT strategy front and center even as they deal with the countless issues that will pop up and try to distract them from making progress towards your strategic goals. We’ll also cover how the different players on your team can work together to help each other be more successful.
The combination of insights and tools presented in this program will ensure that your team understands your IT strategy, why it’s important to them, and how they can measure the team’s progress as they implement the strategy.
Course highlights include:
- Clarity First: How To Clearly Communicate Your IT Strategy.
- Buy-In Without A Sell Job: Getting Commitment To The IT Strategy
- What’s In It For Me? Personalizing The IT Strategy
- Focus, Focus, Focus: How To Rise Above The Everyday Madness
- Are We There Yet? Measuring IT Strategy Progress
- How To Party: Using Celebration To Create Lasting Motivation
This material can be presented in multiple formats that can be further customized to meet your event’s needs: keynote (30/45/60 minutes), breakout session (30/45/60 minutes), interactive group dialog (60 minutes) or as a full or half day workshop.
Contact Blue Elephant Consulting today for a free consultation call in order to find out how our training services can help to make your IT department more effective.