Strategic Thinking within IT is the mental process, applied by an individual or by IT as a whole that considers ways to enhance the value of IT to the organization it serves.
The class outlines strategic thinking from a number of different conceptual perspectives, but always with an eye to how it can be used to enhance the mission and value of IT and/or the careers of the professionals within it.
Class Topics Included Based on Class Length:
Initial Thoughts and Vocabulary
Lateral thinking vs. programmed thinking
The inspiration paradox
Planning and positioning
Critical Success Factors
Your comfort zone
Results vs. methods
Liedtka Model of Elements of Strategic Thinking
A-B-C-D-E Systems Mode
A six-step process outlining the strategic and creative thinking process
Conceptual understanding of the strategic thinking process
Critical Success factors of the strategic thinking process
Insights in various formal strategic thinking methodologies