In this course, IT strategy consultant Peter High outlines how to create an agile IT department, measure IT performance, and create the role of business information officer. He also suggests ways in which leaders can change the organizational conversation about technology by sharing the IT mission, cocreating other departments' strategies, and finding areas of alignment.
- Recognize business trends that are enabled by technology.
- Explain where the Business Information Office should network.
- Recognize the importance of linking the IT mission to an enterprise mission.
- Explain why it is important to define success metrics when developing plans.
- Identify where the quantifiable metrics fall in the OGTM.
Skill Level Intermediate
- Information leaders are meant to be the primary strategists of the enterprise. This may seem provocative to you, but why shouldn't that be true? If you think about it, many of the most important business trends today, such as social media, mobile business, the internet of things, data analytics, all have IT at their core. And the It department is arguably the one function that breathes life into all other parts of the business. So much value is now developed at the intersection between IT and other business disciplines. It should not come as a surprise that a growing number of CIO's have been asked to take on the chief strategy officer role as well.
My name is Peter High, and I'm the President of the CIO advisory firm, Metis Strategy. For the last two decades I've helped guide many CIO's through the journey to become strategic facilitators for their companies. In this course I want to provide you details on how you can do this as well. I'll share why CIO's must become more strategic, but also the methods to use in order to do so. Together we'll cover org structure, process, and technology changes to undertake. By the end of the course you'll have the methods needed to become the strategist that your company needs.
Creating a great IT strategy is more than just words on the page, it's about transforming your department to become the major driver of growth, innovation, and competitive advantage for your company.