Program Content

SYSTEMS LENS

The Technical Leadership Program is modular and architected into three phases (lenses) that align with a technical leader's career progression. These three lenses, Systems, Business and Enterprise offer participants an increasingly broader aperture through which to understand and hone their skills as technical leaders. Courses in the Systems Lens helps aspiring technical leaders develop and refine their skills in analyzing complex technical problems, synthesizing holistic solutions and making sound judgments in the presence of high ambiguity, rapid change and challenging non-technical constraints. The courses in this Lens are taught using a combination of guest lectures, realworld case studies, classroom exercises and discussions, and a complex simulation project.




 

BUSINESS LENS

The Technical Leadership Program is modular and architected into three phases (lenses) that align with a technical leader’s career progression. These three lenses, Systems, Business and Enterprise offer participants an increasingly broader aperture through which to understand and hone their skills as technical leaders. Courses in the Business Lens focus on the business and collaborative dynamics of a complete technical project and the leadership challenges associated with designing, implementing, managing and improving the processes, teaming, and organizational infrastructure through which a complex technical system is realized.

The courses in this Lens will employ lectures, class discussions, individual and team homework assignments, and a team project. Supplemental readings from a variety of sources will be assigned.



 

ENTERPRISE LENS

The Technical Leadership Program is modular and architected into three phases (lenses) that align with a technical leader’s career progression. These three lenses, Systems, Business and Enterprise offer participants an increasingly broader aperture through which to understand and hone their skills as technical leaders.

Courses in this Lens will employ lectures, guest lectures, class discussions, realworld cases, and a complex team project. Supplemental readings from a variety of sources will be assigned.

 



 

THREAD COURSES

 

The Thread Courses run in parallel to the Lens Courses in the Technical Leadership program. Each course will employ lectures, class discussions, individual and team homework assignments, and a team project. Supplemental readings from a variety of sources will be assigned.