ITIL4® Strategist - Digital and IT Strategy
ITIL4® - Digital and IT Strategy (DITS) takes a broad view of what a digital business is and the challenges of moving from a traditional model to an organisation with technology at the heart of what it is and what it does.
By using the Continual Improvement Approach to map out and support the journey DITS provides a structured and relatable roadmap to achieving these goals. Covering everything from engaging the business, to defining an implementing digital roadmaps and engaging with emerging technologies and practices DITS can really help any individual in a strategic role drive the business forward.
This course is one of 3 required to achieve the 'ITIL4® - Digital Leader' qualification. ITIL4 Foundation and ITIL4 Strategist - Direct, Plan and Improve are also required. Alternatively, holders of the ITIL4 Managing Professional qualification can take this course and achieve ITIL4 Digital Leader status as well.
Please Note: If paying for this course by Training Days, the cost is 4 Training Days.
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DITS seeks to empower delegates with greater insight and capability to identify digital service opportunities, carry out transformation and deliver digital strategies which can drive forward their businesses.
Existing IT Service Managers, Team Leaders, even CIOs or those that aspire to those positions and are preparing themselves to move forwards.
- Understand digital business and transformation.
- Define a digital strategy and see it through to implementation using the continual improvement approach.
- Recognise the challenges digital transformation represents and develop mechanisms to address them.
- Be able to define and demonstrate the benefits of adopting digital technologies and services in a service management context.
- Staff that are more strategically focused and digitally aware.
- They are more aware of the challenges that driving business benefit through digital technology can bring and have the management insight to drive it in the most appropriate way.
- Learn more about the strategic elements of managing and delivering IT services.
- Gain insight and ability to contribute to wider discussion on IT's role in business success at the strategic level.
- Achieve an industry-recognised qualification in the most widely used service management framework.
- Purpose, structure and value of DITS.
- Digital products, services and competitive advantage.
- Using business models for digital strategy.
- Understanding operating models.
- Strategy and Governance, Guiding Principles and the Value Chain.
- Defining the vision.
- Understanding disruption as part of strategy.
- Defining the strategic approach (focus and balance).
- Positioning the business and digital strategy.
- Crafting the vision.
- Analysing the environment.
- Analysing the opportunity and business readiness for digital.
- Planning for the strategy.
- Understanding financial aspects of digital strategy.
- Use of business models to support planning.
- Role of customer journeys.
- Delivery and support considerations.
- Maintaining relevance with stakeholders.
- Approaches inc. automation, sourcing, service optimisation and workforce strategies.
- Continual improvement and evolution of digital strategy.
- Writing, communicating and approving the business case for digital strategy.
- Implementation of the strategy.
- Organisational change considerations.
- Activities required to deliver the strategy.
- Coordinating and Leading digital transformation.
- Understanding metrics, KPIs and Objectives/Key results.
- Using cascades and hierarchies to link business value to digital strategy.
- Measuring strategy delivery.
- Reporting on the strategy achievement.
- Understanding momentum (short and long term).
- Dealing with Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity and Ambiguity.
- Key behaviours for successful digital organisations going forward.
- Parallel Operation models.
- Importance of leadership.
- Cultivating a Digital Mindset.
- Developing Skills associated with the Digital Mindset.
- - Communication, Relationship Mgmt., Educating, Working in an Agile manner, etc.
- Managing Innovation.
- Achieving an innovative culture and balance within digital business.
- Evaluating and adopting emerging technology.
- Understanding risk in the digital organisation.
- Organising to manage risk.
- Identifying, quantifying, treating and balancing risks.
- Establishing a risk management culture.
Delegates MUST have taken and passed the ITIL4 Foundation as a minimum or hold the ITIL4 Managing Professional qualification.
Ideally delegates will have 1-2 years in IT Service Management, holding a team leader or management position.
If delegates have read the associated ITIL4 publications (CDS, DSV, HVIT and DPI), that will be advantageous.
Read the ITIL4 - Digital and IT Strategy publication as a minimum. Spending time with the ITIL4 Foundation material from your course or the publication is also highly recommended. Delegates should ensure they are fully conversant with the Service Value System, Service Value Chain and the Guiding Principles before attending the course as they are key concepts.
The qualification has 2 parts:
1 - In-course assessment. This takes the form of four exercises that must be passed in order to progress and be able to take the exam.
2 - The ITIL4 - Digital and IT Strategy exam can be taken on-line after the course assessments have been passed. It is multiple choice, 30 questions over 90 minutes with a pass mark of 21/30.
If taken as online proctored exam there is an additional £25 fee payable per exam