American Management Association Seminars

Managing A World-Class IT Department
Seminar No: 06547 -XNBB
CEU Credits: 1.8
Length: 3 days

You manage the most critical operation in the organization—and now you’ve got to manage it with fewer resources. AMA can help!

Gain the management skills to effectively run the IT department, make good management and technical decisions and leverage IT resources to support the business and enhance organizational profitability. This three-day vendor-neutral seminar provides a step-by-step guide to successfully managing people, projects and priorities. Because operational expertise is key to success, eight percent of the seminar focuses on finance and operations—budgeting, scheduling forecasting, project management, vendor selection and software/systems testing—while twenty percent of the course is devoted to people skills.

New or prospective IT managers with zero to three years of experience—including those who manage IS/IT operations, networks/systems, help desks, projects and databases.

How You Will Benefit:

  • Obtain world-class tools and techniques for efficiently managing your IT department
  • Increase your ability to lead, manage and motivate your IT team
  • Communicate effectively with senior IT managers, department managers and end users
  • Acquire budgeting, forecasting and scheduling skills
  • Successfully deliver projects on time and within budget
  • Overcome obstacles to success—within the department and across the organization
  • Leverage IT resources to enhance your company’s performance

What You Will Cover:

  • The value of IT in helping your company achieve its mission
  • Using influence with peers, direct reports, other employees
  • Leading and managing the IT department: best practices in managing daily operations
  • Developing the IT strategic plan and budget
  • Strategic decision making: lease/buy…outsourcing/contractors/in-house…vendor selection and negotiation
  • Managing quality
  • Building the IT management team
  • Measuring IT performance
  • Managing technology
  • Managing change: proactive vs. reactive management
  • Avoiding the IT pitfalls: balancing technical and managerial needs

Start and End times: first day - 8:30am-5pm, all other days 9am-5pm unless otherwise specified. Your registration confirmation notice will confirm the hotel/conference center for the seminar for which you registered. The information included on this page is all the information available on this seminar. Please use form below to register only. To request information that is not included above please send an email to . Remember to specify the complete seminar number about which you are requesting information.

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AMA's main conference centers
Seminars scheduled for the cities below are held at the locations listed below. For location information for other cities in which AMA seminars are held please call or email for information.

New York
AMA executive Conference Center
1601 Broadway New York, NY 10019
American Management Association (Located in the same building as the Crowne Plaza Hotel) 1601 Broadway On Broadway and 48th Street near Times Square. Entrance is on 48th Street.

AMA executive Conference Center (adjacent to the Marroitt O'Hare)
8655 west higgins rd
Chicago, IL 60631

San Francisco
AMA executive Conference Center is located in San Francisco Marriott Hotel
55 Fourth Street 2nd Level
San Francisco, CA 94103

AMA Executive Conference Center
Address: 1170 Peachtree Street Ne Cnr Peachtree & 14th (3rd Flr)
City, State, Zip: Atlanta, GA 30309

Washington, DC
Arlington, Virginia
2345 Crystal Drive, Suite 200
Arlington, VA 22202

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Cancellation Policy:
If you cannot attend a seminar you can contact AMA in advance to transfer to a future session, or you can send someone to take your place. If you need to cancel your attendance, AMA will give you a complete refund if you cancel more than three weeks before your seminar begins. To cancel, simply email us at . If you cancel with less than three weeks’ advance notice, you will be liable for the entire seminar fee. Once your payment has been received, you may request a courtesy transfer to use at any future AMA seminar of equal or lesser length. The courtesy transfer must be used within one year of the date of your originally scheduled seminar. In fairness to all attendees, if you do not attend a seminar session for which you are confirmed and do not contact AMA to cancel in advance, you will be charged the entire seminar fee.

AMA grants courtesy transfers to people who cannot attend their scheduled sessions. You can use a courtesy transfer for any seminar of equal or lesser length than the original seminar. You must use your courtesy transfer within one year of the date of your originally scheduled seminar.

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