The IT Manager Institute Self Study is an online e-Learning program that makes the material available to any IT manager in a cost effective manner. Work through the program at your own pace and eliminate the cost of travel or time away from your office.
Participants receive the same presentation material as we deliver in the classroom version and qualify to take the IT Business Manager Certification (ITBMC) exam. Plus, , , you also receive our BONUS “CD” (actually, a download ZIP file full of IT manager resources valued at over $1,000.00).
View an excerpt from the first session – IT Management Foundation
(actual content from the program)
Session 1 – IT Manager Foundation
Learn about the Triple Threat to IT Success™, key traits of a successful IT manager, and about the personality dynamics of IT employees that both help and hinder their efforts. This foundation material will help you understand “why” things happen as you learn best practices in how to manage technology resources effectively.
Session 2 – IT Assessment
The key to success is knowing what to do and what you can do. Follow a proven formula and use tools developed to conduct over 40 company acquisition assessments. A case study makes it very real.
Session 3 – IT Strategy
Don’t wait to be asked, , , develop your IT strategy now and gain senior management’s respect. This step is key in aligning with business need and objectives. We even give you tools to help you prioritize your work.
Session 4 – IT Project Management
Delivering projects successfully is the path to credibility. Use simple techniques and tools to do so and you will separate your organization from others.
Session 5 – IT Organization
Build an appropriate team to support the business and start by conducting a skills inventory that defines what you need and what you have. Focus on the gaps to get there quicker and more reliably.
Session 6 – IT Staff Motivation & Development
Learn to motivate your staff like never before, , , and with no money. A motivated staff can do powerful things and they will “walk through fire” for their manager.
Session 7 – IT Processes
Sound processes can make all the difference for your organization’s effectiveness and responsiveness. Use our proven processes to simplify your life and to boost your team’s productivity.
Session 8 – IT Policies and Procedures
You may hate policies and procedures, but they can save you lots of grief. Learn to develop and implement simple policies that work for your company.
Session 9 – IT Business Planning
Budgeting needs to become a skill of every IT manager. Use simple tools and techniques to streamline your budgeting process and deliver one that you can be highly confident in achieving.
Session 10 – IT Asset Management
Get organized and keep it simple. These straightforward processes will help you focus this part of your business in an effective way.
Session 11 – Technology Cost Saving Strategies
Every company has significant cost saving opportunities, , , and IT has real leverage you should take advantage of. Learn where the leverage points are and go for cost savings that more than pay for your IT Manager Institute class.
Session 12 – IT Measurements
Learn to track and report meaningful data. Simple tools can help you show IT value like never before and in such a simple way you will wonder why you haven’t been doing this already.
Session 13 – IT Communication
Communicating effectively is more about knowing what to communicate and how to present it than anything else. Use our simple techniques to boost your communication skills.
Session 14 – Become a Business Partner
Gaining alliances throughout the company is a vital part of achieving success. Learn how to quantify and deliver business value so your clients look forward to your visits rather than trying to finish your meetings as soon as possible.
Session 15 – More Tips to IT Success
Empowering your staff and justifying IT infrastructure initiatives are just two of the focuses in this last session.
What you will receive
In both the classroom version and the self study version, you receive the following, plus, , , over $1,000 of additional bonus materials:
A. Online presentations of the 15 sessions described above
B. Slides presentation notebook
C. Tools Handouts notebook
D. 30-Day Action Plan
E. IT Management Process™ card
F. IT Manager Institute “CD” (a download ZIP file in the self study version)
- IT Management-101: fundamentals to achieve more
- Building a Strategic IT Plan
- What To Look For in a CIO
- IT Project Management: a practical approach
- Building a Successful IT Organization
- IT Staff Motivation and Development
- Developing an IT Business Plan
- IT Asset Management
- Acquisition: IT Due Diligence
- Acquisition: IT Assimilation
- Technology Cost Saving Strategies
- Practical IT Policies and Procedures
- Mike Sisco’s IT Manager Articles Collection
- IT Management Models
IT Manager ToolKit (102 management tools developed by Mike Sisco)
- IT Business Dis-connect Executive Report
- IT Due Diligence in Mergers and Acquisitions
- IT Due Diligence Executive Report
Sample 20 Minute IT Manager e-Learning sessions
- IT Management Process
- Maintain an IT Initiatives Portfolio
- Fast Start for a New IT Manager
- Risk Management Overview
- Understanding IT Employee Work Behavior
G. ITBMC exam
H. Future discounts to MDE products