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IT-Business Skills Training

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Assessing, communicating, and realizing the value of information technology investments is a top priority of IT and business management today.  As a result, IT professionals and business analysts are acquiring or honing their "business" skills.

Leading organizations choose RMS' business skill development courses because:

  • each course develops a specific, high-priority business skill (business case analysis, ROI measurement, etc.)
  • participants immediately apply what they have learned on the job
  • they are designed and presented by people who understand IT's unique challenges

Courses can be delivered at your location ("in-house") or you can participate through our public seminars ("open-enrollment") delivered periodically in New York City.

You can get a quick overview of the courses below (At-a-Glance); select any one to see more detail.  Not sure if a course is right for you? Feel free to e-mail or call us (212) 633-2001 to discuss your needs.

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Foundation Course

IT Investment
Management
Best Practices

1

How value-driven organizations are improving their IT governance approach. Targeting the right maturity level and a practical upgrade evolutionary path.

IT Investment Management Best Practices
 
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TRACK 1:  IT INVESTMENT PLANNING

How to
Build an IT
Business Case

2
Open-Enrollment Available

A “business case” proves the need to invest in IT. Well-crafted cases require knowledge of acceptable structures and the data top-management expects. Learn how to make persuasive business case.

Seminar Description -- How to Build a Business Case
 
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How to
Perform a
Cost-Benefit
Analysis

2
Open-Enrollment Available

From a business perspective, the best IT solution choice is rarely self-evident. This is the analysis business decision-makers expect solution advocates and project managers to deliver to back-up their recommendations.

Seminar Description -- How to Perform a Cost-Benefit Analysis
 
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How to
Perform a
Cost-Benefit
Analysis II:
Intermediate
Techniques

2

This course is for those who: (1) know the basic 8-step CBA procedure, (2) face more complex analysis situations, and (3) are prepared to discuss and complete (individually or as a team) a CBA for an IT selection decision for their organization.

Seminar Description -- How to Perform a Cost-Benefit Analysis
 
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What's the ROI?
How to Quantify
IT's Real Value

1

Business decision-
makers want to know what they get (“return”) for the money they are asked to spend (“invest”) for IT. Learn the straightforward procedure for measuring the financial and non-financial value of IT.

Seminar Description -- What's the ROI?
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TRACK 2:  IT PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT

Introduction to
IT Business
Performance
Management
Systems

2

What IT pros need to know before instituting or revamping an IT performance management and measurement program (e.g., Balanced Scorecard).

Seminar Description -- Introduction to IT Business Performance Management Systems
 
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Building the
Framework for
Performance
Management

2

Have you ever designed and implemented a performance management and measurement program? Learn what it takes and how to do it right from the experts.

Seminar Description -- Building the Framework for Performance Management
 
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IT Business
Performance
Indicators
and Metrics

2

What’s a metric? An indicator? What exactly will you measure and how? How do you pick "the critical few" to avoid the all too common "data overload" problem.

Seminar Description -- IT Business Performance Indicators and Metrics
 
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TRACK 3:  IT BUDGET PLANNING AND MANAGEMENT

IT Budgeting
Basics

2

Non financial pros are expected to develop tight plans and "manage to the budget". IT pros learn what they need to know.

Seminar Description -- IT Business Performance Indicators and Metrics
 
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Budget Planning
and Management
for IT Projects

2

IT pros know that project budgets are a challenge to develop and even more difficult to manage. Learn the techniques for doing it right.

Seminar Description -- Budget Planning and Management for IT Projects
 
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How to
Justify IT
Expenses

1

Just because a project is "approved", doesn’t guarantee the money is available when needed. Learn how to make a concise, persuasive case.

Seminar Description -- How to Write Compelling Budget Justifications
 
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