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Course Duration:   Full Course: 32 - 40 hours /  Shorter version: 6-10 hours

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Summary: Young Managers today run a greater risk of technology failure. This may sound contrary to common belief. The laptop and smart phone wielding young managers may tend to overestimate their IT prowess. This course opens their eyes to one simple fact - use of laptops, gadgets and internet can make them IT literate, but not IT Aware, which is a soft skill. Behavioral IT™ covers all the IT soft skills required by young managers to succeed in today's IT-Driven world.

Introduction

It is important for all managers today to be tech savvy. The key to success for business managers is how effectively they use technology for improving efficiency, cutting cost and providing innovative services to both internal and external customers. Moreover, few will dispute the fact that the biggest driver of change in businesses today is information technology. Rapid IT-driven change is impacting people. No one likes change. People naturally and strongly resist change. But since change is permanent, it creates stress and impacts people behaviour.  Budding managers need the skills to manage IT-Driven change.

Today there is a big divide between managers who know IT and those who do not. At the same time there is little awareness as to what makes a manager IT Savvy. The younger generation is more prone to fall into a trap of believing that they are IT savvy since they are proficient in using laptops, using internet and the technology gadgets. But being extremely proficient with using latest gadgets and using laptops for PowerPoint presentations and MS Word is certainly not what it takes to be an IT savvy manager. There is a lot more for a manager to know - not only about technology, but also knowing how to pull the right strings to successfully manage technology within his or her department. The manager needs to successfully manage the people and their behaviour under IT-Driven Change. It is the manager who has all the right and wrong strings in the hands. You do not need to go far to hear stories of IT failures. It is not the IT department alone which plays a role in the success or failure of IT. When you as a manager of any function try to automate operations in your department, you will be the key to success or failure. And success of automation can mean your success.

 

Most courses on Computing stress on technology. This course uncovers a new field of study called Behavioral IT™, which is a term coined by Prem Kamble. It does a judicious balance between technology and management of technology. For it is not enough for managers to know about IT, it is in fact more important to know the psychology of change brought about by IT - cultural change, behavioural change, procedural change and change in relationships of people. In other words, it is not important to be "IT Literate", it is more important to be "IT Aware".

 

Whatever be their functional specialization, this course brings to the budding managers just what they need to know to become effective managers in their own chosen field. After all, no business or department can run without IT.   

 

This course makes you aware of the technological, organizational, behavioural and psychological issues in technology, and thereby helps ensure your own success and growth in organizations.

 

 

 

Benefits

 

1.     Be ready for the new age as an IT Savvy Manager

2.     While others struggle with IT and IT People, you will be able to get the best out of both and succeed through better utilization of IT.

3.     Less Stress as you would better understand the dynamics of the Changing environment

4.     You can help the CEO cope up with the change and win his or her confidence.

5.     When you become Department Heads and CEOs, this skill will help to be a successful catalyst to change

 

 

References:

 

1.     Managers' Guide to Evolve to Information Age                         (www.bestthinking.com/topic/permalink/1082)

2.     What is Subconscious Mind and How Does it Impact our Behaviour     

3.      Psychology of Evolution from Industrial Age to Information Age            

 

 

 

Contents

 

Part I:  IT and the Legacy of the Past

 

1.     Our Common Beliefs on IT

2.     Misconceptions

3.     How Our Industrial Psychology has impacted us in the IT Age

 

Part II:  IT and Mindset

 

1.     Why Study the Mindset for understanding IT Behavior?

2.     How does the Subconscious govern our Actions - Conscious and Sub-Conscious Decisions

3.     How our mindset  affects our Professional behavior with respect to IT

4.     Fear of Technology. Subconscious fears and cravings

5.     "Living in the Past" Syndrome

Part III:  Cultural and Psychological Aspects of Computing

 

1.     Industrial Age Mindset - Misconceptions of IT

2.     Pitfalls of Information Technology

3.     Living in the Past - Industrial Age and Information Age

4.     "Time Swing Analysis"

5.     Rules of The Game in Industrial Era

6.     Rules of The Game in Information Era

7.     Evolving from Industrial Age Mindset to Information Age

8.     Misconceptions/ Psychological Issues about IT and its ill effects on Businesses

Part IV  -  Managerial and Organizational Aspects of Computing

 

1.     Managing IT

2.     Managing Change and Managing IT Driven Change

3.     Managing People under the Impact of Change

4.     Cultural Change

5.     Do's and Don'ts for CEO's, Head of Departments and Managers

6.     Business Process Re-Engineering

  1. People, Process and Organizational Issues

 

 

 

 

 

 

About Prem Kamble

 

 

Prem Kamble is a Management and IT Consultant. He is an expert in People, Processes and Technology Last he was Vice President and Head of Global Software Infrastructure for Sutherland, a multinational BPO. He has been a CIO for over 20 years in manufacturing and service companies and also worked as Software Delivery Head in SEI CMM Level 5 companies.

 

He has a bachelor's degree in Engineering from IIT, Bombay and post-graduate degree in Management from IIM, Calcutta. He has passed Advanced Management course called "Energo Cybernetic Strategy" (EKS) with flying colours from a German Institute. He has also attended self-development programs like Est, Forum, Advanced Course, SELP (Self Expression & Leadership Program), etc. organised by Landmark Education Foundation, USA which have helped him to develop a broader outlook and a different way of thinking.

 

As Software Delivery Head in DSQ, he had a record breaking performance of delivering all projects on time, to-spec and to the utmost delight of the customer. His other achievements were highest repeat orders and highest resource utilisation. As Head of IT in companies, he has been extremely successful in developing and implementing computerized systems in the toughest of situations. He attributes these successes to his close understanding of the Managers' expectations and fears, and an equally good 'finger-on-the-pulse' of the technology folks to motivate them to give their best.  

Apart from a very strong technology background from IIT, he is a very practical, people oriented and process oriented manager with eyes firmly on business benefits. He has been a student throughout his career and has been taking notes on all aspects of the work that he did. These notes have been the basis of his analysis, thinking and writings in his articles and blogs. His writings on diverse topics like technology, management, psychology and spirituality show very deep, intuitive and original thinking. . He brings the same originality to his seminars and workshops, which bring new insights straight based on deep analysis of experiences on ground zero, not based on books and journals.

He has published articles on InfoTech management in the country's leading magazines. Most of the articles display an 'out-of-the-box' thinking and a knack to see what is not so obvious. He has also written on psychology and spirituality. He has authored a book titled "God in Two Minutes", which is a "Scientific" analysis of God and Religion. Though these areas of IT Management, Psychology and Spirituality may seem to be poles apart, Prem believes that they are actually very closely related - both are a study into the human psychology of change. You can find most of his articles on the net by searching on "Prem Kamble" or "Mentomatics", a word he has coined. Google search on "Mentomatics" shows references only to his work.

 

Credentials and Articles

 

Profile & Credentials    

Success Stories (Real life cases):           

Strengths:                       

Blog :                               

Other Articles on IT Management:          

Seminar for Top Managers:                     

Published eBook "God in Two Minutes 


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