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Positioning IT as a Business Partner

This highly interactive and innovative workshop focuses on what being an IT Business Partner means for an organization. The workshop will equip attendees with the knowledge, tools and techniques to clarify what the Business Partner role can deliver; and personal skills and knowledge to improve their own Business Partner proficiency. Based on the latest research, experiences drawn from other functions and their own practical experience, participants will have access to a number of practical models, tools and assessments. Delegates are warned that this intensive course may require some work in the evenings to critically examine both what their organisations require of their Technology Business Partners as well as evaluating their own existing skill set.

Turning 'Theory' into 'Practice'?

This highly interactive and innovative workshop focuses on what being a Technology Business Partner means for an organization. The workshop will equip attendees with the a) Knowledge, tools and techniques to clarify what the Business Partner role can deliver b) Personal skills and knowledge to improve their own Business Partner proficiency Based on the latest research, experiences drawn from other functions and their own practical experience, participants will have access to a number of practical models, tools and assessments. Delegates are warned that this intensive course may require some work in the evenings to critically examine both what their organisations require of their Technology Business Partners as well as evaluating their own existing skill set. Participants will be encouraged and supported to build a personal development plan for future success.

Who should attend?

Senior Technology professionals who are looking to take a Business partner role, working with or managing Technology Business Partners and would like an overview of the role and its impact on the organization. Existing IT Business Partners who are seeking to either clarify their role, wish to understand how they can measure their success or those who are simply seeking to improve their skills and knowledge.

Key areas to be covered in the programme and documentation

The Business Case for IT Business Partners
• Reputational and financial risks
• Current trends in Technology

The Impact on Technology
• Clarifying the roles – Business Partner, Project Manager, Business Manager
• Creating the right mind-set – Business and Technology in partnership

The IT Business Partner Role
• The six key ‘capabilities’ required by IT Business Partners to become effective
• The importance of understanding the business drivers
• Understanding the unique knowledge and skills that Technology can bring to a business

IT Business Partner Skills
• Linking the Technology Strategy to the organization’s strategy
• Thinking and acting ‘strategic’
• Focusing on implementation
• Measuring success – ensuring the right metrics drive the right behaviour
• Implementing ‘change’ – an introduction
• Working in partnership, the foundation for Business Partner delivery

Personalised Feedback
• Participants will be offered individual coaching to build a development plan for success
• Participants will be offered the opportunity to discuss their experiences and work through fellow delegate issues or case studies

Benefits to you

• Measuring the success of both your Business Partner role and the IT function
• Gaining a number of core Business Partner skills and knowledge, insight into your own skill set
• Receiving professional help in building a personal development plan for future success
• Practicing skills and gaining confidence in using processes that can be carried back to the workplace
• Getting the unique knowledge and skills that can help you in your business

Companies already benefiting include:

Duration of Course

2 Day Course

Course details

29th & 30th November 2016, London, PT3470

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