Every IT product has an element of risk associated with it. All too often, due to the size and scope of an IT product (they are like elephants!) the best possible outcome is that it doesn’t completely fail. This is no way to run a business or to manage your career.
What’s needed is a fresh approach to the IT product development process. A key part to making an IT product successful is to make sure that it’s not only an IT product.
You have a great team of technical professionals, but do they know how to interoperate with the rest of the company? IT products are never created overnight and so it has never been more critical for your product development team to find ways to keep the rest of the company informed, updated, and excited about the product. The challenge is that nobody has ever taught them how to do this.
This unique program from Blue Elephant Consulting has been designed with your IT team’s special needs in mind. We’ll tackle the problem of how to create an IT product with the support of the rest of the company instead of on an island in IT. Mindless status reports distributed to the world never seem to do the trick so we’ll discuss ways to get people’s attention and how best to hold it.
The combination of insights and tools presented in this program will equip your IT team with the practical skills that they will need in order to create company-wide interest in your IT product. We’ll also come up with ways to ensure that the final product is exactly what the rest of the company was expecting.
Course highlights include:
- Why Would Anyone Want To Make An IT Elephant Product?
- Who Needs To Make Elephant Product Development Decisions?
- Three Common Elephant Product Development Mistakes
- What Is The Right Structure For An Elephant Product Development Process?
- How Does Elephant Product Development Work With The Rest Of Your Business?
- How Can You Tell If Your Product Development Process Is Working?
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 public speaking training can help make your IT department more effective.