This course shares fundamental tips that will help you bridge technical divides in organizations, by putting shared objectives first and, by using a better understanding of the business's strategic needs and enhanced communication skills to succeed.
Too often, the business and IT sides of organizations don't see eye to eye. This course shares some fundamental tips that can help you bridge this divide, no matter which side you may find yourself on. In this course, Aligning IT and Business Strategies you'll discover how to better understand and express the strategic goals of organizations. First, you'll learn how to describe and analyze your organization's value chain, in order to understand the impact it can have on the decisions your organization makes. Next, you'll see how effective collaboration strategies can help you bridge knowledge gaps and differences in backgrounds. Finally, you'll explore how taking an enterprise architecture approach to your organization's planning can result in better alignment between your IT and business strategies. By the end of this course, you'll be better prepared to collaborate with others in your organization, regardless of their technical acumen, in order to achieve success.
Casey has experience leading projects, analyzing challenges, and designing solutions in many fields, including healthcare, digital media, mobile app development and education. He's always in pursuit of new knowledge and loves to share what he learns along the way with others. To inquire about speaking engagements or consulting opportunities, and to learn more about his other ventures, visit http://CaseyAyers.com
Course Overview Hi everyone, my name is Casey Ayers, and welcome to my course, Aligning IT and Business Strategies. As a project manager and strategic consultant, with experience in mobile development, health care, consumer product development, and more, I've had the opportunity to learn from environments where IT and business objectives were properly aligned with each other, and from situations where they haven't been. In this course, I'll be sharing some fundamental tips that you can use to help bridge this divide in your organization no matter which side of the trenches you may find yourself on. Some of the major topics that we'll cover include understanding and expressing the strategic goals of organizations, understanding the value chain, and the impact it can have on the decisions organizations make, effective collaboration strategies that you can employ to ensure your perspective is able to bridge knowledge gaps and differences in backgrounds, as well as a look at the fundamentals of planning using an enterprise architecture approach. By the end of this course, you'll be better positioned to collaborate with others in your organization, regardless of your or their technical background. With these new skills, you'll be able to put your shared objectives first, and better determine how technical assets can help you to achieve them. No prerequisites are required for this course, but during the course, it may be helpful to consider how lessons you learn might have been applied to your past experiences, so you're better able to harness what you learn in the future. I hope you'll join me on this journey to learn more about reaching your organization's goals with this Aligning IT and Business Strategies course here at Pluralsight.