Technology is the invisible hand that enables every aspect of the utility business. Virtually every electric cooperative is applying new technology to better meet member needs, leverage cost-savings and enhance operating performance
However, many in electric co-ops are finding that their forays into technology planning raise questions:
- What should the technology plan or roadmap look like?
- How should the plan dovetail with the budgeting process?
- How do organizational relationships influence technology outcomes?
- How should technology success be measured?
This one-day course helps attendees develop an understanding of, and gain practice with, the core competencies now required of everyone in the cooperative organization to insure that technology is applied effectively. The course introduces a proven technology planning process, best management practices, tools and resources crucial for effective technology planning, decision making and leadership. It is equally valuable to business and technology analysts, supervisors and managers. The course is taught using business language, and participants need not be versed in technology solutions.
NOTE: This course is an updated version of the 781.2 – Technology Planning course. It has been updated to address core business technology competencies needed by a wider range of cooperative employees who have a need for this kind of course.