Getting A Seat At The Table: Integrating IT Into Business Processes

Speech: Getting A Seat At The Table: Integrating IT Into Business ProcessesDoes your IT department stand off in a corner by itself instead of playing nicely with the other departments? Whether done intentionally or not, many times IT departments find themselves isolated from the other departments that run the firm: marketing, sales, finance, operations, production, etc. In the past this was an accepted way to run a business as long as the email got delivered and the LAN stayed up. However, things have changed.

In today’s hyper-competitive business environment, either you are part of the core team or you are a good candidate to be outsourced / offshored / off loaded. The problem is that many IT departments now realize that they need to be a part of the firm’s business; however, they don’t know how to make this happen. Perhaps they have invited themselves to some meetings, done some presentations on new technologies to a few departments, but nothing has come of this. What is needed is a way to make the IT department an integrated part of the fabric of the company. IT needs to get a seat at the table and become a part of the business decision making process.

This program from Blue Elephant Consulting is designed to help IT departments get that seat at the table. Every firm is different and so we work with you to create a custom plan that will work within your company. The key is transform the IT department from an island of technological know-how into a bridge between the firm’s goals and the technology tools that can help it get there. Everyone in the IT department has a role to play in changing how the IT department interacts with the rest of the firm. Blue Elephant Consulting can help you define these roles, map out a plan, and measure your results.

The combination of insights and tools presented in this program will provide you with a plan that will change the way that your firm both views and makes use of your IT resources.

Course highlights include:

  • Snapshot: Finding out How The IT Team is Really Viewed Today.
  • Planning: Defining Success And Creating A Map To Get There
  • Buy-In: Getting the IT Staff To Support The Goal
  • Phase 1: Give and You Shall Receive
  • Phase 2: What’s In It For Each Department?
  • Phase 3: Providing Value Added Insights

This material can be presented in multiple formats that can be furtherĀ  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.