Is your IT team performing?
If not, I understand how IT people think! I have worked in IT for over 30 years, from being an IT software developer through to managing numerous IT teams. Building on this experience, as well as my research and MBA, I have developed 100s of IT professionals in order to improve their business skills, people skills and results. I help IT business owners and managers to deliver more value from their team. (Read more about Jacqui Hogan).
Few IT people are good at understanding business needs or relating to non-technical people. These skills can improve business success by as much as 50%. Sadly, business and people skills training is rarely focused on the specific needs of IT people.
I work with IT business owners, and managers in larger organisations, to develop their skills. I do this through a personalised programme of practical mentoring, games and workshops. My proven approach is to work on real business problems – so that you get direct benefit which you can apply immediately. My services include:
Managing IT People Performance – getting more from individuals and teams
Team building, understanding individual motivation, setting objectives, writing job descriptions, monitoring progress, measuring productivity, mentoring for improved performance, etc.
Personal Development Planning - IT management skills
Looking at personal motivation, reviewing management styles, effective communication, growing leadership skills, taking responsibility for the team, developing a mentoring approach, project management, creative problem solving, ‘walking the job’, maintaining a technical ‘edge’, identifying learning opportunities, time management, developing soft skills, management techniques & tools etc.
Stakeholder Management – improved agreements and better understanding
Facilitated discussions, defining goals, increasing innovation, analysing and mitigating risks, customer surveys, managing suppliers, setting expectations, negotiating win-win, defining business strategy, business planning, communicating effectively etc.
Leading from the Middle - getting good management top to bottom
Situation review, matching personal/team/organisation goals, 360 degree communication, marketing internally, balancing management & leadership skills etc.
Motivating Employees – getting everyone engaged with the change
Facilitated change discussions/workshops, implementing effective on-going communication, understanding individual motivation, giving constructive feedback, benefits of ‘small wins’ etc.
Interim Management - when you need someone on-site to help
Part-time cover for middle and senior management roles. I will also look to improve the above areas whilst I’m with you.
All of the above can be delivered via 1-2-1 coaching, workshops, talks to groups of any size, or Skype.
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