Essential IT for Non-IT Executives

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For non-technical business leader and corporate strategists, IT can be source of much frustration. In many companies, the relationship between IT departments and business leaders is like a troubled marriage—miscommunication is rife, leaving executives struggling to improve the situation. This course is intended to help organizations develop a language shared by managers from various backgrounds and areas of expertise, so they can work together efficiently and productively, propelling the company toward future success.

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  • Olugbenga A: Great Program, Digitised Platforms was my favourite !

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  • Pakinam E: This program was great . Instructors were very knowledgeable and experienced . Practical examples helped a lot , however duration needed to be longer .

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  • Douglas D: This program broke down the organizational challenges of addressing IT issues in organizations. I am pleased with the framework and tools the class gives you to discuss and improve the IT challenges in the business model. George and Barbara were very enthusiastic and open to discussion before during and after class time. Overall, a very good course.

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  • Robert G: Program seemed unfocused. The group exercised were not very useful.

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  • Christian D: Good overview across all relevant segments Change mgmt could be extended Include some forward looking elements of key IT technologies which might shape the next 10 years

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  • Gretchen Larsen I: My disappointment in expectation that a class labeled "essential IT" had no IT in it. Focus of the class was human factors/psychology of interaction between individuals of engineering/scientific mindset and those of fuzzier perspective. I'm not IT illiterate, but was hoping for discussions to keep non-IT managers current in latest issues/terminology/debates on cloud, mobility, IAAS/PAAS/SAAS, etc. Class perhaps helpful for those that are management neophytes, but less useful for experienced executives.

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  • Jose G: This course open my mind and now I understand how to IT systems works.

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  • Philip A: Hi, Good course. A couple of areas of improvement: - Add in my videos. - The session on Culture Change (lead by Court) wasn't that good. Thanks Philip

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  • Al T: The tools and techniques provided for increasing the value of IT are very practical and the advice for and addressing the thorny problem of improving the business/IT working relationship is direct and specific. The way the instructors used the IT Value Framework to present the material allowed them to present a vast amount of detail in a short period of time while keeping it within a cohesive context. I highly recommend this class.

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