Basic Financial Management PowerPoint Presentation

What are the IT and finance building blocks that every IT manager needs to have…Big data, Hadoop, Facebook, income statements – whew! At times the amount of information that an IT manager needs to understand and process can seem to be overwhelming. Let’s take just a moment to take a step back. Just what exactly are the very basic IT manager skills that evey IT manager needs in order to be successful in their career?

IT Skills That Every IT Manager Needs To Have

As IT managers you would think that we’d need to have some serious IT skills, right? Well, actually no. Yes, we do need to be able to understand what our team is doing; however, what is even more important is to understand why they are doing it. What we need is a list of the IT manager training that we all need to receive. The following list represents the bare minimum set of IT skills that any IT manager needs to have:

  • Typing: Wasn’t this a class back in high school? Look, no matter if you spend your time with a laptop, a tablet, or a smartphone, you are going to be doing a lot of typing. The ability to quickly and accurately type is a skill that every IT manager must have just to keep up with how fast the modern workplace moves.
  • Word Processing: We don’t just type for the fun of it. We create documents. No matter if it is a business plan, a budget, a proposal, or a performance review, the #1 application that most IT managers will be spending their time using is going to be a word processor. Make sure that you fully understand the in’s and out’s of your particular flavor of word processing software so that you can get the most out of it.
  • Spreadsheet: Right after the word processor, the spreadsheet is an IT manager’s best friend. This critical tool allows you to both conduct “what it” tests and to talk with the finance arm of the company in a language that they will understand. Make sure that you learn how all of the different features of how spreadsheets work so that you can quickly build models to answer all of your finance questions.
  • HTML: The Internet has arrived and it has taken over the office. We use the web to communicate and to exchange information. The ability to create good looking web pages using HTML that clearly communicate information is a new skill that all IT managers must have.
  • XML: XML is the language that web based programs use to exchange information between them. The good news is that it is very readable by us humans. Since so much of each IT project has to do with getting different pieces of software to talk with each other, you are going to have to be able to speak the language of XML in order to understand this critical part of the projects that your IT team will be working on.
  • Project Management: Although IT managers are not necessarily generally thought of as being project managers, we are. We may only control a small part of any given project; however, we need to know how to break work down into smaller pieces, track its progress, and report on our team’s status on any given project.
  • E-mail: It seems sort of silly to include email on this list, doesn’t it? However, when you think about how much time each of us spends each and every day working on the email that we’ve received or creating new emails to send, you’ll start to understand how important this skill is. The one thing that you don’t want to spend any time doing is fighting with your email program. Learn how it works and then be sure to take full advantage of all that it offers to you.
  • PowerPoint / Keynote: The ability to communicate the ideas that are trapped in your head to a group of people and to convince them to support whatever idea you are presenting is a critical IT manager skill. Learn how...


2006-05-03 02:32:51 by funky_munkey_1980

What kind of jobs do you look for..???
the resume you posted seemed kinf of basic... even i have most of the abilites, skills and experience listed on it.. thats considering that im not even an accountant or financial advisor by any means. (this is not accounting for the certifications etc...)
Ya have any graphs in the full version???
Possibly a public independently audited track record of some sort...
Personal per unit productivity estimates and development models???
Management style definitions??? possible "underling" productivity enhancement methodologies etc defined in some way

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