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Mastering IT Management

Making the IT function integral to digital tranformation

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in Executive Education according to the Financial Times

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former participants

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for Learning Impact

How do you manage the strategy, processes and organisation of the IT function? This six-day programme gives you the confidence to address IT management issues and to work with business and IT colleagues to make better decisions. You’ll live and learn with real-life examples to help transform your enterprise digitally. You’ll develop an overall view on IT management and you’ll be ready to leap with a strategic and operational perspective of IT.

Detailed programme

Over six days, you’ll discover key IT management concepts. 

Module 1: IT Strategy

  • Discover what the digitally turbulent environment means for the IT function
  • Know how to design and align your IT strategy with your digital business strategy 
  • Understand what’s encompassed by strategic business and -IT alignment

Module 2: Enterprise IT Governance

  • Explore the importance of IT governance for your company’s capacity to create value
  • Discover how to translate IT strategy into effective IT governance
  • Know how to set up effective IT governance to support digital business transformation

Module 3: IT Project Management

  • Discover what value means for IT projects
  • Know how to realise the benefits of IT projects
  • Explore whether agile project approaches are always best

Module 4: IT Services Management

  • Explore how IT services management has evolved to support digital transformation
  • Understand how IT services management creates value for your business and its customers
  • Discover the pitfalls in IT services management – and know how to avoid them?

Module 5: IT Outsourcing

  • Discover when IT outsourcing is a good option to protect or grow your business 
  • Learn how to negotiate and contract with IT outsourcers
  • Explore how and why IT outsourcers can become business partners

Module 6: Digital Resilience

  • Understand the cyber threats that are out there
  • Explore the operational and compliance challenges you’ll need to address
  • Know the actions to take to combat a cyber incident 

Why this programme

  • Create a common language for enterprise value creation with IT 
  • Understand the role of the IT function in creating enterprise value 
  • Discuss strategic, structuring and operational issues in becoming an agile, digital-age organisation 

Who should attend

  • Professionals who want to get a complete overview of IT management in digital times
  • IT employees, who would like to move up to a management function
  • Project managers or staff members, working on infrastructure or applications, who are trying to get closer to the business
  • SME employees who want to make IT an integral part of their company’s growth 

In previous editions, we had the pleasure of welcoming participants from companies like:

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Success stories

Pieter Groebbens

The programme elucidates a number of challenges in today's IT management – starting from theory and illustrated with practical examples. Your automatic reflex is to immediately apply best practices to your own business situation. Plus, Stijn Viaene’s enthusiasm is unforgettable. 

Faculty

Stijn Viaene

Stijn Viaene

Professor of Digital Transformation

Stijn Viaene is dedicated to helping executives transform their enterprises for a digital world.

Arne Buchwald

Arne Buchwald

Professor of Digital Transformation

IT specialist Arne Buchwald gives an expert view on digital transformation and the opportunities it offers.