As we were exploring recent news and commentary related to the online information technology training and the general IT industry, we happened to come across a piece that brought our focus back to the less familiar topic of business analyst training. Published in Florida Today, the piece is titled “How Leveraging Technology Impacts Business.”
If that sounds like a somewhat generic topic, it is. And the article itself isn’t much different. It consists of a brief interview with the Vice President of information technology in Cape Canaveral’s Comprehensive Health Services. The questions aren’t very probing, and the answers don’t provide the sort of insight that can really point you in a specific direction on your career path. But the whole thing is worth bringing to your attention anyway because it encourages you to ask rather more interesting questions of yourself.
First and foremost, we would like to confront you with the question of how you would apply your ITIL training, PMP training and certification, etc. to leveraging technology to solve problems and improve procedures in any given work environment.
That also is a vague question and it might be difficult for you to answer it in absence of some details on the type of business environment to which you’d be applying those online information technology training skills. But even if you can’t definitively answer the question, consider it a thought experiment: Do you believe you would be able to answer the question in a pinch?
And more than that, do you believe you would be able to convince your employer to leverage technology in the way you envisioned, and to apply your information technology training consultancy skills? After all, it’s one thing to have the skills you need, and another to truly know how to use them in any relevant circumstance. And it’s still something else to be so confident in those skills that you can bend the culture of a fledgling workplace to the demands of your certified scrum master training or PMP training and certification.
You could be forgiven for expecting that once you find a job that fits your information technology training background, you’ll be part of a hierarchy that makes perfectly clear your roles and responsibilities as a programmer analyst or what have you. But it’s also entirely possible that you’ll find yourself thrown into a situation where the leveraging of technology and online IT training skills is unfinished, or even a giant question mark for the managerial staff.
So take this opportunity to ask yourself: Can you explain to your employer how he can best utilize your skill set and what infrastructural and organizational changes need to be made to do so? If not, perhaps you would still benefit from more online information technology training, so as to ultimately be more confident in and more knowledgeable about those skills and their applications.
But more than that, maybe you also need to consider certified business analyst training and related online IT training courses, so as to habituate yourself to identifying what is missing and what is incomplete in a tech-rich work environment. When you can do that, you can also design, pitch, and implement a set of protocols to leverage technology to the utmost for any given firm. And that serves to make you far more indispensable as an information technology professional.