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Strategy that delivers

2 May 2021: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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You have an executive that has defined the strategic direction, set business goals and objectives, and created a business plan. Great - now how do you decide what sort of IT investment is the right for you? How do you create an IT strategy that supports those goals? Do you even need an IT strategy?

The difference between average and leading organisations is their ability to set direction, and then focus effort on those goals. It is a critical input into the governance process, allowing executives and boards to make better decisions on ICT investments. Equally important as knowing the direction is being able to communicate it in a way that it is meaningful to management, staff, and external partners.

This half day workshop is designed for senior IT leaders who want to improve the value they deliver to their organisation. The course covers the features of a good strategy, and to focus on what matters, working with stakeholders, and what takes a strategy from "shelfware" to a document with impact.

The workshop will use a participative approach using the materials for participants to begin creating their own strategy. Real world examples will be used to illustrate the approach.

Duration: Half Day

Course Content

This course covers the following:

  • What is an IT Strategy, and how does it relate to Business and Digital strategies?
  • Why do you need a strategy?
  • What is it's role in IT governance?
  • Understanding the business strategy
  • The role of IT in your organisation
  • Using Principles and Metrics
  • Assessing the appetite Risk
  • Strategy versus Strategic Plan
  • Working with the executive and the board
  • Communicating the strategy


At the end of the course delegates will be able to:

  • Understand the role of IT strategy in an effective governance process
  • Describe the components of a good strategy
  • Use the tools discussed to create strategies
  • Understand the dynamics of decision making and be better able to navigate them
  • Define strategic IT principles and measures
  • Better communicate the value of IT to stakeholders

Target Audience

IT Professionals, CIOs, Directors and Senior Executives, or Individuals wanting to reach those positions and needing an understanding of the strategy development process

Your trainer

David Spaziani is an experienced senior manager with over 23 years in the IT industry. He is a senior consultant specialising in IT strategy and change.

David has held a number of senior roles covering both the client and vendor sides of the business, both in New Zealand and overseas. He has had significant experience in General Management to the CIO level, with a focus on strategy, change, customer satisfaction, IT delivery and financial management. He has particular experience working with and in the public sector on both sides of the Tasman.

David's key interest is in helping organisations get the best value for their investment in ICT. He has been involved in a large number of organisational change and business improvement programmes, and understands how to improve organisational performance.

He has worked with senior managers across a range of industries, consulting in the areas of strategic planning, organisational change, governance, enterprise architecture, and programme and project management.

Registration Details:

You can register for this event via Credit Card online now by using the link below, or alternatively call 0800 252 255 with your Credit Card details.

ITP Corporate Partners and approved organisations can opt to pay by invoice by calling 0800 252 255 or emailing attendee and business details through to [email protected]. Credit criteria and other conditions apply.

Want to run it at another time or place, or in-house?

Can't attend at the scheduled time, would like it in another city or want to enquire about running it in-house? No problem!

Simply register your interest and we'll look at whether we can bring to you when you want it. If you're interested in an in-house option, register your interest and we'll come back to you.

Attendance Cost

All ITP Financial Members$300.00 + GST / $345.00 incl GST
Staff of Corporate Partners (20% Discount)$344.35 + GST / $396.00 incl GST
Non-Members$430.43 + GST / $495.00 incl GST

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