Every large organization goes through a periodic financial assessment or strategic plan which requires a ton of focus and vision for managers. And this must be done while continuing daily tasks in a shifting technology landscape. This course arms GIS/IT managers and architects with planning templates to showcase the value of your GIS and contribute smartly to your long term plans.
- Set target deliverables within a Strategic Plan
- Define your stakeholders
- Establish a GIS governance framework
- Perform a gap analysis
- Measure organization benefits
- Complete a skills matrix
- Quantify total cost of ownership
- Create a program of work
Join this class to access 10 lessons that give you the ability to support a GIS strategic plan.
1. What IT stuff do we have
(aka ITIL questions, service strategy, and asset types)
2. Match game
(aka Matching business objectives to ITIL assets)
3. A stellar GIS team
(aka The 5 pillars of location intelligence)
4. Make your data behave
(aka Establish the patterns of use within data themes)
5. Who stands to gain
(aka Planning to engage your stakeholders)
6. The Gap
(aka The difference between current and future capabilities)
7. Get out the calculator
(aka Measure the GIS benefits)
8. Who’s responsible
(aka Develop a RACI Matrix)
9. I need service
(aka Create a service design package)
10. The plan to feed everyone
(aka Present a collated service strategy)
You also get access to these bonuses
A template SWOT worksheet
A template RACI matrix
A template Service Design Diagram
What You'll Learn
With these skills you’ll be able to lead your organization with documented deliverables demonstrating a strategic vision for any large scale enterprise GIS.
Generate a GAP analysis
You will inventory your current IT assets and quantify future needs.
Define a service strategy
You will define who needs service and how you’ll get it to them.
Demonstrate an informed and defensible GIS framework
You will generate and present your collated strategy
Who Should Attend
The GIS industry is projected to be worth $18B by 2023. Despite this massive growth in new applications, there hasn’t been a single place for all of us to quickly learn tried and true skills from successful Subject Matter Experts (SMEs). Until Now! The people that purchase this course are:
- College students and graduates looking to get fast track industry insights
- Government professionals looking to retrain themselves and remain relevant
- Corporate professionals looking to maintain a competitive advantage with relevant projects.
About the Instructor
Nathan Heazlewood has had a highly successful 25 year career in technology working in many countries around the world (primarily New Zealand, UK, Portugal, and Germany. He has worked in a wide variety of different industries including defense, local government, central government, and aerial surveying. In his current role Nathan is responsible for managing projects delivered by the GIS Professional Services team at Eagle Technology Group based in Auckland, New Zealand.
Why my course is useful
Almost every organization has a GIS. And all large organizations develop strategic plans. This class is needed to help GIS Architects and GIS Managers have the appropriate voice to describe how their GIS will provide essential service in a strategic plan.
Why I built it
It's a funny thing that to get to my position, I got a PhD from the ‘College of Hard Lessons’. There’s no adequate course to train GIS and IT managers on how to be a forward thinking strategist. Many of us analysts wind up here but then have to act on instinct. After thinking about this need for a long time, I wanted to go beyond my Powerpoints and truly demonstrate how to proactively develop your GIS strategic plans.
What I hope for you?I hope you dig in and use these strategies. These are credible approaches that will allow you to demonstrate technical thought leadership rather than just GIS or soft skills. Let’s get more of us sitting at the executive table along with the rest of the leadership!
Working in an organization or ability to interview professionals to lay out a plan.