This course is an excellent primer for IT specialists seeking to gain a better understanding of their business and those looking to move into Business Analysis and Enterprise Architecture roles.
Background and Objectives
There is a vast amount of material in circulation about business, organizations and management, from get-rich-quick guides to biographies of well-known business leaders, from material suitable for light reading on aeroplanes, to material intended for academic study. There are also any number of prestigious business schools and high-powered consultancies, churning out hundreds of books every year, presenting simple yet powerful ideas that will magically transform the business world.
This one day workshop provides a concise overview, which will help you to evaluate, integrate and use a broad range of practical ideas for business, organization and management.
The workshop is ideal for:
Those with an IT background but with little business knowledge and experience, who want a rapid introduction to business theory and practice.
People with business experience but no formal business education, who want a conceptual framework
This course also serves as a useful introduction for related courses in business analysis and business architecture.
The course offers a rapid survey of a very broad range of business, organizational and management topics, together with a collection of resources for further study. There are some brief case studies for group discussion.
Making Sense of Organizations
Business and Environment
How Organizations Work
Taylorism and Work Processes
Technology and Work
How Organizations Feel
Organizational Behaviour – Group Dynamics
Bureaucracy and Adhocracy
Culture and Empowerment
How Organizations Interact
Business Strategy and the Competitive Environment
How Accounting Works
Financial Results and Ratios
Non-Financial Measurement – Balanced Scorecard
Management Accounting and Decisions – Forecasting and Budgeting – Business
How Management Thinks
Decision-Making and Policy
Command and Control
How Organizations Behave
Legal and Regulatory Issues
Business Ethics, Corporate Governance, Social Responsibility