Join Peter High for an in-depth discussion in this video Talent management, part of Creating Your IT Strategy.
- When we talk about the topic of information technology…and even of information technology departments,…it's easy to get lost in solutions and to focus…on new technology that these departments create,…deploy, integrate and manage.…It's easy to lose sight that the most important part…of any IT department is people.…A company can have the best IT solutions in the world…but if there isn't a strong group of people there…to manage it, evolve it, replace it when that's necessary…and continue to generate new technology,…it will perform suboptimally or worse, still fail entirely.…
Therefore, recruiting, motivating, training and retaining…great people ought to be job number one for an IT executive.…What makes this more challenging is that the basis…for evaluating talent has become more complex.…It used to be that IT leaders were primarily evaluated…for their talents in programming, coding…and otherwise developing technology.…Today that work is often done by third parties…and companies have developed a bias…for purchasing off-the-shelf solutions…
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.