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NZ's body for Software and IT Professionals

The Institute of IT Professionals NZ is New Zealand's leading body for those working or studying in Software and Information Technology related fields.

With thousands of members throughout New Zealand and direct relationships with Government, academia and the industry, IITP is the authoritative voice of the Information Technology profession.

IITP runs hundreds of presentations, events and courses for IT professionals alongside a suite of projects from school outreach to tertiary accreditation, mentoring, certification of IT Professionals and much more.

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Upcoming Events and Workshops

TPN Presents: Why soft skills are essential in Testing

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In this talk, Wil McLellan will be talking about his experiences as a leader of technology and in particular the importance of soft skills within the tech community. The presentation will be followed by


Project Management - Intro and Practice

Are you baffled by the number of project management courses in the marketplace? Do you just want a good overview to get you started, without having to pay huge dollars? This day long course from IITP provides an introduction to the profession of project management and an overview of its terminology, practices and techniques - perfect for anyone looking to change career or for anyone being asked to manage small projects.
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Designing for a data future

The promise of data has never had so much appeal as it has right now. Industries, organisations and data practitioners continue to debate, argue, deliberate and plot the data path from "insights to value".


When Agile Meets Cloud: How Next Generation Developers Deliver

Both Agile practices and Cloud technologies are improving speed of software delivery. Have you ever wondered how they can be applied in tandem to super-streamline a software project? . Alan coached student


Understanding IT Governance

IT Governance is focused on the leadership, structures and processes that ensure that an organisation's information technology sustains and extends the overall organisation's strategies and objectives. This workshop explores and explains IT Governance in depth and covers the building blocks to enable effective IT Governance in your organisation.
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IITP Lightning Talks: IT Governance

This is the first IITP Wellington Lightning Talk, featuring three of Australasia's leading experts on enterprise governance of IT and Technology. Lightning Talks are short, energetic presentations over


Thursday Night Curry

Waikato ICT Community - Drinks, Curry and Get Together! . Come and join the Waikato Branch of the Institute of IT Professionals for the monthly social get together for the local tech community. Pop along
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Going Agile

Agile software development, with its focus on delivery of working software, intense collaboration and rapid feedback, can deliver better results for both the customer and the project team. This half day 'Introduction to Agile' course provides an overview of the values and principles that underpin agile methods such as Scrum, eXtreme Programming (XP) and Kanban. It explores the cultural shifts that need to occur for agile to succeed, as well as covering common terminology and agile practices.
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NZ Police - The Journey to 2015

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Stephen Crombie has been CIO at NZ Police for 3 years. During this period there has been significant change in the ICT global environment, cross NZ government ICT capability and the application of technology


Introduction to Web Security

These days websites are under constant attack and it's incredibly easy for a developer or administrator to make seemingly minor mistakes that have catastrophic consequences. In this full-day workshop many of the latest attacks and defenses in use today will be outlined and demonstrated.
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Team communication: getting your point across

This workshop is for anyone who'd like better communication at work, whether you're a team leader or a team member. The workshop will show how anyone can learn discussion skills, even nerdy IT folks like the trainer himself! Along the way, we'll bust a few myths and share simple practical steps you can take.


Managing Risk in IT Projects

Risk is all around us and nowhere more so than in a project where a unique endeavour is being undertaken. Identifying and managing risk is critical to project success. This course gives participants practical skills in risk management for projects. It teaches techniques for risk identification and assessment and then goes on to explore the various options for risk response and mitigation.


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