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Fundamentals of Management for Technical Professionals, IT-M 870

About this Course: 

This course explores fundamentals of management for professionals in high-technology fields. It addresses the challenges of the following: managing technical professionals and technology assets; human resource management; budgeting and managerial accounting; management of services, infrastructure, outsourcing, and vendor relationships; technology governance and strategy; and resource planning.


There are no prerequisites for this class

Course Outline: 

Introduction of management, history of management, history of Chief Information Officer (CIO)
Environments, organizational culture
Globalization, budgets, determining value
Budgets, decision making, project management
Planning, negative outcomes
Organizational structure, IT priorities
Human Resource, difficult work situations
Innovation, IT disaster, recovery
Behavior, workplace confidence building
Group dynamics, managing risk, value in IT
Motivation, vendor relationships
Communication, risk, opportunities
Control, operations

Expected Outcomes: 

Upon completion, participants should be able to:

  • Demonstrate foundation knowledge and application of the core concepts of management, of managerial accounting, and resource and asset management
  • Prepare and manage a budget
  • Describe and discuss methods and procedures for human resource management including hiring, evaluating, motivating and terminating employees
  • Identify and discuss specific challenges related to the management of technology and technology professionals

Grading Details: 

Grading/CEU award for this course includes assignments, tests, projects and exams.