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Software and Tendering courses

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.

Security-related courses

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.

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.

Security Governance and Risk Fundamentals

Managing security correctly goes well beyond the technical; understanding the governance of information security is essential to managing information and security risks.

This full-day course focuses on the fundamentals of information security governance, risk and compliance concerns.

Web and Online Marketing courses

Social Media Marketing for Business

This full-day workshop will show you step-by-step how to implement a social media marketing strategy for a business of any size.

Included will be real-life case studies, practical examples and clever ideas for using Twitter, Facebook, Google+, YouTube and other social media channels that you can immediately adapt to suit your own requirements.

Using Google Analytics to Increase Website Traffic and Conversions

This half-day workshop will show you step-by-step how to set up Google Analytics and what key metrics to track in order to measure the success and improve the performance of your web site.

Included will be real-life case studies, practical examples and sample reports that you can immediately adapt to suit your own requirements.

Introduction to Search Engine Optimisation

This full-day workshop, led by one of the SEO industry's most prominent trainers, will show you step-by-step how to optimise your or your clients' web sites to get noticed by Google and other engines.

Whether you're an IT manager, coder, website coordinator or business owner, getting well placed for your key terms on search engines is hugely valuable and important.

Project Management and Governance courses

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.

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.

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.

Communication and People skills courses

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

Practical Business Architecture

To facilitate the development of an Organisation's Enterprise Architecture it is essential that a comprehensive knowledge of 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, such as ArchiMate, for doing this but these are not always easily understood by business people. To resolve this issue Business Element Models were developed.

 
 
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