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Hours to complete

Approx. 6 hours to complete

Suggested: 2 weeks of study, 1-2 hours/week...
Available languages

English

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Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.
Beginner Level

Beginner Level

Hours to complete

Approx. 6 hours to complete

Suggested: 2 weeks of study, 1-2 hours/week...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

How do you define a customer-centric strategy you can actually execute?

To do strategic IT, you’ve got to have a strategy! Ideally, you need one that’s easy to understand and use as a clear basis for action. That’s what you’ll learn this week. ...
Reading
10 videos (Total 61 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
Video10 videos
A Few Agile Things6m
The Problem with IT Projects6m
The 20-Minute Strategy Brief5m
IT Strategy Brief: Value Definition4m
IT Strategy Brief: The Customer Journey7m
IT Strategy Brief: Key Activities10m
Demo: Business Model Canvas Template8m
Demo: Using Google Docs for Your Business Model Canvas1m
Drafting a Process Inventory from Key Activities7m
Reading1 reading
Course Overview & Requirements10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Week 1 Quiz on Customer-Centric Strategy22m
Week
2
Hours to complete
1 hour to complete

How do you prototype IT solutions people want to use?

You’ve learned that being more intentional and acquiring and actionable understanding not just of what users say but of what they do is key to delivering successful IT. Now you’re going to learn more detail on how to iteratively prototype and test solutions to make sure not just that they don’t break, but that they deliver superior outcomes. ...
Reading
7 videos (Total 33 min), 1 quiz
Video7 videos
An Example of Prototyping with Process4m
Demo: Sketching a Process Design6m
Validation Criteria: 0, 30, 90 Days9m
Skit: Process Design3m
Skit: Validation Criteria1m
Course Summary1m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Week 2 Quiz on Prototyping IT Solutions22m

Instructor

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Alex Cowan

Faculty & Batten Fellow
Darden School of Business

About University of Virginia

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