IITP Short Courses and Workshops
The Institute runs a series of short courses and workshops throughout New Zealand. Some (below) are scheduled in the main centres, however all are available anywhere in New Zealand provided sufficient demand - just let us know where.
Practical-based courses taught by experienced practitioners.
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Software and Tendering courses
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.
Project Management and Governance courses
Introduction to DevOps
DevOps aims to establish a culture and environment where building, testing, and releasing software can happen rapidly, frequently, and more reliably, and is sweeping though the IT community at a startling pace.
This course covers what DevOps is, how it transforms traditional thinking, and will start attendees on their DevOps journey.
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.
Communication and People skills courses
People Management Made Easy
Many technical professionals find people management perplexing and time-consuming. They need quick ways to establish a staff-driven, high-performance workplace where people show initiative, make the appropriate calls and don't need caretaking.
Learn how to change the way people think, feel and act. Participants leave with immediate changes in their approach that will create a different response from staff, reducing stress and improving results.
Business Communication for Professionals
While IT Professionals contribute hugely to broader business performance - it can be challenging to make non-technical people really listen and understand what you're saying.
This half-day course is designed for IT Professionals who want to more effectively communicate with other parts of the business; be heard, be understood and help drive improved business performance.
Effective Communication for IT Customer Service
IT Professionals' are increasingly working in customer services roles where their technical excellence in indisputable. It's additionally important to learn how to effectively communicate with customers (and some of those customers may be challenging to deal with).
This half-day course is designed for IT Professionals who want to learn how to effectively communicate with customers while under pressure to simultaneously solve problems and enhance customer relationships.
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.
Other short courses and workshops
Practical Business Architecture
To facilitate the development of an Enterprise Architecture it is essential that a comprehensive knowledge of the business basis for that architecture is attained. This means that the business architecture must be well modelled and, very importantly, that those models be understood and accepted by the Business. There are formal modelling languages for doing this but these are often not easily understood by business people. To resolve this issue Business Element Models were developed. Once agreed these can easily be translated into languages such as ArchiMate for further extension in the TOGAF ADM cycle.
Data Modelling Essentials
In this information age, data and data relationships have never been more important to, well, just about everything. How much money is in your account? What platform does the train leave from? What is Barack Obama tweeting in Twitter? The answer to all of these questions is in the data and data relationships.
A one-day, accredited course to introduce the Skills Framework for the Information Age. This course introduces the SFIA Framework and provides the essential training required to become SFIA Accredited
Understanding and Managing IT Professionals
IT Professionals' incredible technical expertise and fantastic problem-solving skills are pivotal in a business. Understanding how to best manage and motivate them takes just a little insight into the differences between a 'technical brain' and a 'non-technical brain'.
This one-day course is designed for managers and colleagues of IT professionals who want to learn how to effectively engage, lead and work with IT Professionals for enhanced business performance.