This course is a unique technical leadership program that aims to help senior IT professionals to take the ultimate next step in their careers. A Chief Technical Officer (CTO) is a senior executive responsible for the technical direction and strategy of an organisation. Technical leaders typically have a strong technical background and are responsible for overseeing the technical aspects of the organisation's products, services, and operations.
As you will notice from the experience of your teachers, the backgrounds and specific responsibilities of a CTO can vary depending on the organisation, but overall, a CTO is responsible for the technical vision, direction and execution of an organisation, they are the chief architect of the organisation's technology and are a key member of the leadership team.
Here's a birds eye view of the contents of the course.
Technical management is the process of leading and overseeing the technical aspects of a project or organisation. It includes tasks such as leading a development team, making technical decisions, managing technical debt, setting technical direction and strategy, managing the budget and resources, identifying and addressing technical risks and issues, and communicating with non-technical stakeholders. It requires the ability to balance technical needs and goals with budget, resources, and time constraints, as well as lead and inspire a dev team.
Learn about popular software development methodologies like Agile, Waterfall, and Scrum. See how they work, what problems they solve, and what their pros and cons are. Each method has different implementations and excels in different settings and industries. Company and team culture also plays a part when choosing the right methodology.
Learn about the planning, execution, monitoring, and control of a project to achieve specific goals and objectives. We will focus on tasks such as budgeting, resource allocation, and risk management.
Technical architecture is the overall design of a system, including the structure, components, interfaces, and data flow. It defines how the system will meet its requirements and support its technology stack. Examples of topics we will cover are microservices, monoliths, cloud computing, and containerisation.
You will learn about all the different attacks on the ever-growing list of common attacks to prepare you and your organisation for things that may happen to anyone. But knowing about them at least gives you a fighting chance!
Learn communicating with non-technical stakeholders, and presenting technical information to a non-technical audience in a practical way.
Learn to maximise your team's impact on your organisation by identifying and evaluating new business opportunities, and creating a long-term vision for a company's technical direction.
Learn skills for effectively leading and managing a team, including communication, motivation, conflict resolution, decision-making, problem-solving, building and managing a high-performing team, fostering creativity and innovation, and culture building. We also cover soft skills such as emotional intelligence, empathy, active listening and self-awareness, which are essential in leading and building a team.
You'll learn techniques and strategies for effectively communicating and interacting with others, including communication, empathy, conflict resolution, negotiation, decision-making, problem-solving, emotional intelligence, and building and maintaining relationships. We also cover self-awareness, self-regulation, motivation, social awareness, cultural intelligence, active listening, and understanding of body language.
We will dive into several technical domains and their applications, such as: Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, Internet of Things, Cloud computing, Cybersecurity, and Data Science.
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This course is for those seeking to grow their leadership skills and/or their technical perspective to a very high level. We assume students have technical skills, but we cover the most important technical aspects at a high level during the course as well. Please review the course topics on this page. They give a good indication of what you will spend your time on in this part-time course. We assume you work in a technical role where you can apply what you learn in the lessons while you do this course. Expect 4-6 hours of homework on top of the monthly sessions (also 4-6 hours).
Our teachers have multiple years of Teaching experience and work experience in their field. Knowing exactly what is going on in the field and being able to transfer their knowledge is what motivates us and our students.
Our classrooms are equipped with all the necessary tools to facilitate both on-site and online learning at the same time. Choose the format that suits you best.
Learn modern technologies and current best practices. Our curriculum is market-orientated and is updated regularly.
With the Techmongers CTO-certificate you have a token of your hard work but not an officially recognised certification. Throughout the course, we will highlight opportunities to upgrade your course, though. If that is what you are after, certifications such as PRINCE2, Scrum, and even a (Dutch) Post-HBO diploma are possible through our partners with some small adaptions to the program. Please let our study advisors know, and we are happy to advise and accommodate you.
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