Building an IT Strategic Plan

Having a vision is good, but even better is being able to realize that vision. This course will teach you how to understand where things are at in your organization today, how to clarify your vision, and will help you build a roadmap to get there.
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(25)
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Apr 16, 2018
Duration
1h 20m
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Description
Course info
Rating
(25)
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Apr 16, 2018
Duration
1h 20m
Description

Have you ever seen an opportunity to make your company's IT department more effective? In this course, Building an IT Strategic Plan, you’ll learn everything you need to know about how to build your plan. First, you’ll examine how to build relationships so that you become an important influence. Next, you’ll discover how to assess the current state of the company, and how to clarify your vision. Finally, you’ll explore various considerations for building a roadmap to your future. When you’re finished with this course, you’ll know how to build your strategic plan, and how to communicate that plan to others.

About the author
About the author

Jason Edleman is a certified life coach with over 4 years of experience providing coaching to individuals aiming to reach their goals either personally or professionally. ​Jason is certified in Motivational Interviewing, an NLP Master Practitioner, Stephen Ministry care giving, and working towards obtaining the IFC Credential. He has received over 160 hours of training and supervision in coaching and caregiving. Additionally, Jason holds multiple other professional certifications related to project management (PMP, CSM) and business strategy (BRMP). Coaching is a part-time passion for Jason. He is an active business leader working in the IT Services industry.

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Course Overview
(Music) Hi everybody. My name is Jason Edleman, and welcome to my course, Building an IT Strategic Plan. I'm an IT professional who has served in such varied roles from software engineer to vice president of IT. I've not only engineered solutions, but I have also ran teams of engineers, as well as set strategy and governance for Fortune 500 companies. Did you know that many people have great ideas, but it's those who can execute on them that makes the greatest impact. In this course, we're going to show how to build your own IT strategic plan through the lives of two fictional characters, Brad and Tiffany, as they navigate Turning Iris, the SaaS company they work for. Some of the major topics that we'll cover include building relationships and becoming a trusted advisor, learning how to assess the current state of the company and assessing priorities, how to develop your future state vision, how to build a roadmap to get there, and finally, how to communicate your vision and gain buy-in. By the end of this course, you will learn all the topics mentioned, plus you may learn a few other things along the way. Before beginning this course, you should be familiar with the basics of building relationships, emotional intelligence, IT operations, and business. I hope you'll join me on this journey to learn about the basics of building a plan, with How to Build an IT Strategic Plan course, at Pluralsight.