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New Course: Leveraging and Deploying Lean IT

 

 

Lean IT is the extension of the widely embraced Lean process excellence principles and methods to the development and management of IT product and services. Interest in Lean IT has grown rapidly. More and more CIOs have realised there are significant benefits that Lean IT can bring to their organizations to reach the place of ‘better, faster, cheaper’. This course answers questions like, what exactly is Lean IT and how can CIOs leverage it.

Simple yet powerful Lean tools and methods to improve the performance of business processes in any IT organization are introduced to participants. These tools and methods allow processes to be re-engineered and improvements to be made often without any need for costly capital expenditures by simply eliminating wastes frequently found in IT organizations.

Software development and its related challenges continue to be a key area for most IT organizations. A paradigm shift is required to break free from the short falls of traditional waterfall method of software development. Agile Development provides the answer by incorporating several Lean tools and methods to achieve ‘better, faster, cheaper’ software development. We will provide an overview of the Agile framework and tools in this course through some hands on Agile activities.

Organizational cultural transformation will not happen without a change in the way leaders lead and the way work is done in the organization. Participants will be provided with exposure to Lean Ways of Working through experiential learning.

Finally, there is often a need to remove significant waste due to misalignment where teams in an organization don’t run together or in the same direction. This course will hence also cover Hoshin (or Direction) Management, a Lean business planning approach that is aimed at removing the waste of misalignment in organizations.

Reference to real-life deployments and cases will be highlighted throughout the course.

In this course, participants will ‘learn by doing’ – a key facet of Lean. This is the best way to learn. This class will make use of a number of activities and simulation runs to integrate the knowledge and learning of the key Lean concepts, principles and tools.

Course Objective

  • Understand how simple and yet powerful Lean Principles, Tools and Methods can be applied to resolve problems, and re-engineer business processes relevant to IT organizations
  • Learn crucial Agile Development Practices and Methods and how they help you achieve ‘better, faster, cheaper’ approach to software development
  • Gain exposure on how to transform existing organizational culture into a Lean culture through Lean Leadership and Lean Ways of Working
  • Know how to eliminate waste due to misalignment of plans and team efforts in your IT organization using Hoshin Management approach
  • A substantial portion of the class is dedicated to ‘Learn By Doing’ and you will learn about Lean IT through a number of activities and simulation runs

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New Course: Creating Sustainable Social Media Strategies

 

Marketing is no longer about the stuff you make, but the stories you tell. - Seth Godin

Have you ever wished for a silver bullet to ensure success on social media? Here’s the breaking news, there isn’t one.

BUT, while there isn’t a single path to success on social media, there are a variety of key things that every company must do to optimise their usage of social media. This training will provide you with the key principles to achieve social media success for your business.  

Is your company’s strategy on social media working today? How can you tell? What must you do next? Learn to read the tell-tale signs of social media success and position your brand optimally in front of millions of people on social media. You will be brought through the processes of social media brand building, marketing, content creation, communications, community management for Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, Instagram and more.

Get yourself up to date with growing trend of social media and see the results immediately.

 

Programme Objective

Upon completion of the course, participants will have the knowledge to:

  • Understand how to evaluate and optimise your company’s social media presence
  • Develop content and ads that fit your business objectives
  • Identify the pitfalls of poor social media usage and strategy
  • A clear 7-step plan to achieving success on social media

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Congratulations to graduates of the Master Certificate Programme on CIO Practices

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Cat-B SSG Funded Courses - Course Fee Funding

 

All Singapore Citizens

and Permanent Residents

aged 21 and above

Singapore Citizens

 

Aged 40 and above

Workfare Training Support

(WTS)

Non-SME

50% of course fees,

capped at $15 per hour

90% of course fees,

capped at $50 per hour

95% of course fees

SME

90% of course fees,

capped at $50 per hour

90% of course fees,

capped at $50 per hour

95% of course fees

Self‐sponsored

50% of course fees,

capped at $15 per hour

90% of course fees,

capped at $50 per hour

95% of course fees


New Course: Applied Cyber Security

To better improve the state of the cyber landscape, it is necessary to understand the root cause of the security issues and how to eradicate them. This course introduces participants who are armed with a technical background in computer science or computer engineering, to gain an in-depth understanding of cyber security. It helps participants who are keen to subsequently embark on a career in cyber security to lay a solid fundamental foundation in this field. This course enables participants to understand cyber threats and attacks, in technical details and on what’s happening under the hood through dissecting attacks. New concepts on cyber security will also be introduced with a strong focus on technologies relevant to smart nation. Hands-on training on attack and defence tools will also be provided in this course for the participants.

Programme Benefits
This course helps participants lay a solid fundamental foundation on cyber security. It benefits participants who are keen to subsequently embark on a career in cyber security. This course enables participants to acquire an in-depth technical understanding of cyber threats and attacks, so as to enable them to be more aware of what to look out for when designing security solutions or building systems. New concepts on cyber security will also be introduced with a strong focus on technologies relevant to smart nation, to keep participants up-to-date on the latest developments and provide a good view of the future directions in this field.

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