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Technology Strategy Coaching

The Technology Strategy Coaching or "Guided Expert" Program is for leaders who do not want to outsource the actual work but looking for experienced and expert coaching/guidance to help avoid costly mistakes and deliver an actionable well-defined technology strategy and communication plan. 

You and your team will be trained and coached by our guided experts on our VNCPropel Platform to follow and deliver the professional results per our Technology Strategy Full Service Program - but at a fraction of the cost.

We can accomplish this coaching service through VNCAcademy courses, workshops, regular touch points and 1-on-1 consultations with our CTO to help you stay on the path to success.

This service is designed for technology leaders, executives, boards, and professionals who have teams and skills in place but want to lower risk, lower cost, and employ an experienced guided expert to coach your team help keep them on track and ensure the plan is developed and executed to meet business objectives.

$4.5K /mo  Billed annually
(or customize to your needs )

 

You do the work, we coach you through the process

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What's Included in Tech Strategy Coaching Package for your Company?

Our Tech Strategy Coaching Package is everything you need to guide you and your team to identify and transform ideas into a finished actionable strategy, a clear roadmap for implementation, and a communication plan defining all business benefits to get executive buy-in paving the way to implementation and software development.

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VNCAcademy Access & Workshop

Full Technology Strategy VNCAcademy Access : You will begin by working through the best technology strategy course available: The VNCAcademy course, "Steps to a Robust Technology Strategy" course. The course walks you through each step of enabling a technology strategy, including stakeholder interviews, data analysis, deep dives, identifying issues and actions, communication planning, roadmaps and more.  You will begin your technology strategy journey there even before attending the workshop.

Workshop : After you have created a high level technology strategy outline, you will attend a workshop, led by our experienced CTO with over 3 decades of experience, Anthony Maiello, and senior VNC leaders. They will review everything you have done so far, and ensure your strategy outline is correct, your organizational structure can work for what you're about to do, and review any progress you have done thus far. They will also go deeper than the instruction in the VNCAcademy Course, to ensure you know and can follow the Technology Strategy package to ensure you’re on course to developing a great and actionable technology strategy.

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Bi-Weekly Guidance and Accountability

After the workshop, you’ll be in coaching calls twice a week or more with VNC Guided Experts where you will get help at every step and hold you accountable to the schedule you have chosen. You’ll also get weekly guidance from VNC Guided Experts answering your questions and help you stay on track to finish and deliver the . 

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1-on-1 Consults directly with our CTO

As part of the Guided Expert service, you’ll receive monthly 1-on-1 consultation calls (30 minutes each) with our veteran CTO. Clients can use these calls for a few different purposes:

  • Get the technology strategy reviewed

  • Discuss a roadblock you're facing

  • Review a specific part of the strategy thus far

If clients want additional calls, they can purchase them for $300 each, which includes the review time for materials beforehand, as well as a 30-min call.

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DRAFT Plan Review : When you’ve finished the first DRAFT of your technology strategy and communication outline a VNC Guided Expert will do a full round of reviews.

The VNC Guided Expert will dig in and give you both high-level developmental notes, as well as deeper content on all aspects of the plans and help you finish the communication outline where needed. Your Guided Expert is an experienced professional who has worked on dozens of technology strategies in their career, and their job is to make sure your plan is great and delivers on business objectives.  We ensure your strategy is following the framework and deliverable as defined in "Technology Strategy Framework and Report" found in our Technology Strategy Full Service.

FINAL Plan Review: Once you’re finished making suggested updates to the strategy, we do everything necessary to guide you through producing and publishing a professional Technology Strategy ready for consumption by Boards, Stakeholders and other executives following the "Published and Produced Technology Strategy"  found in our Technology Strategy Full Service.

Communication Strategy & Review : Unfortunately, many technology strategies that actually reached this step never get funded or executed. Sometimes because it's simply not a good strategy from a business perspective, but more often is because it is not articulated well or marketed properly to the stakeholders so it's never seriously considered to be funded. In a sense, marketing your strategy to stakeholders is the hardest step and requires the most work. Your Guided Expert will get on the phone with you to review options and how to market your strategy to executives following our communication strategy use din our Technology Strategy Full Service

Optional VNCAcademy course "How to Communicate Technology Strategy to Stakeholders" is available taking a deeper dive in the art of internal marketing at an additional fee.

Detailed Reviews of Your Strategy

How
Technology Strategy Coaching Works

We have a proven, proprietary coaching process that will get the most comprehensive technology plan defined, enabled and communicated —but be entirely formulated from you and your stakeholders ideas. The entire process typically lasts 12 months if the client stays on schedule.

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Technology Strategy Consult

The first step is to make sure you personally are ready to take the technology strategy journey. 

To do this, you will speak to a technology strategy expert who will help you get clarity on three things:

  1. What are your ideas

  2. What is the audience(s) you're trying to reach and how you think your ideas will serve them

  3. What are the specific objectives you're hoping an approved and funded technology strategy will help you achieve (these can be personal or business).

Note this is NOT a sales call. This is about determining whether you have technology strategy concepts and ideas in you and whether you're ready for coaching from our company.

Our process does not work for everyone. If we determine that we're not a good fit for each other OR you're simply not ready for this journey, we'll happily refer you to a service or company that can meet your needs.

You will have FREE access to VNCAcademy online courses.

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Attend Kickoff Workshop

To begin, you and select members of your team will attend the kick-off workshop.

Each workshop is led by VNC founder and CTO, Anthony Maiello, an experienced CTO with over 3 decades of successful technology strategy accomplishments. He created these proven methods now part of the VNCPropel ecosystem used for many clients and companies, He will personally walk you and the team through every step of the process. You will also learn how to use VNCPropel tools and methods.

 

You will first develop an outline of the strategy and create a detail plan defining what needs to be developed - this will be a complete review of everything you need to know to develop, implement and communicate your technology strategy. Anthony's goal for each workshop is that you leave knowing exactly what you need to do, and full confidence that - with VNCTech Groups' support- you can do it.

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Start Developing the
Technology Strategy

You will leave the workshop and have literally everything ready to develop your strategy - tools, process, approach and so on.

To ensure you stay on track, there are bi-weekly coaching calls and 24/7 access to the VNC guided experts. Any problems you have, any obstacles that come up, any issue you need help with, Anthony and his team will be there to help out.

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Use Your 1-on-1 Consults with our CTO and bi-weekly calls

Whether to validate your stakeholder interview approach, clarify a mapping of business case to technology action, or assess discoveries, you'll need guidance along your technical strategy journey. At key milestones of your choosing, you can share a selection of your technology strategy with a VNC guided expert and meet one-on-one to discuss what's working, what needs to be refined, and what's hot to tackle the next steps of your technology strategy.

Typically, leaders meet with a VNC guided expert early in the technology strategy journey to make sure they're starting off in the right direction. You can review your completed set of issues and actions after the stakeholder interviews with a VNC guided expert to make sure you set a strong plan for this important first step.

Leaders often use their last two calls for for draft and final reviews. When you're ready to refine the rough DRAFT, you can share portions or all of it with a VNC guided expert to get detailed comments on what to shape up. This may include roadmapping, communication planning or whatever you want. 

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Get Reviewed and "Toughen up"

When you are done with your first full DRAFT, you will give the technology strategy (including roadmap and communication plan) to us for review. The VNC guided expert will dig in and give you and your team both high-level development notes, technical scrubbing and alignment to business, as well as deeper content on each part of the plan to help you polish, professionalize and finish the technology strategy. Your VNC guided expert is an experienced technology leader who has worked successfully on dozens of technology strategies across multiple industries, and their job is to make sure your technology strategy is also successful.

We like to call this the "Toughen up" review because we tell leaders and their team that we will need you to be strong as we may hurt your feelings - we would rather do that than see you release a poor technology strategy. You can be 100% confident that we will make sure you do not create a strategy that sits on the shelf, never gets funded, and therefore never gets implemented.

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Professionally Publish Technology Strategy Service

After our review and your revisions, when your finished with the technology strategy, we help you professionally publish the document following proper format and look/feel.

You will use this document when communicating and internally marketing your strategy to stakeholder so it should look beautiful and professional.

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Communication Consult & Course

Our guided expert will get on the phone with you and help you determine the exact best way to internally market your strategy to ensure the plan is properly aligned to business outcomes so it gets funded and implemented. We will help you lay out a step-by-step marketing plan that you can then execute.

As part of this consult, we will also provide free access to VNCAcademy "Internally Marketing a Technology Strategy" course. This included detailed process, tools and methods to help you through every part of getting technology strategy buy-in and funding with your stakeholders.

Who You Might Work With

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Anthony Maiello

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Anthony has been in CTO/CIO roles most of his career enabling technology strategy and solving problems for many great companies across multiple industries for over 3 decades. He serves on multiple advisory boards and is founder and President of VNCTech Group

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Surj Ramlogan

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Surj has 30 years of global leadership experience in product strategy, design, development of commercial product solutions and innovative technologies.He is an expert in the use of advance technology solutions, usability, consistency, interoperability and seamless integration

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Ken Caird

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Ken has over 40 years’ deep technology experience and uses his broad experience combined with innovation to identify and clarify the interactions between technologies, economic and business considerations, and the role of standards and regulations. 

It's time to get expert guidance
to help you
deliver your technology strategy

If you're serious about getting your strategy moving forward this year, let's talk.

We'll discuss your ideas, see if it makes sense, and help you understand the best next steps.

$4.5K /mo  Billed annually

(or customize to your needs)

 

You do the work, we coach you through the process

 
 
 
 

Other Technology Strategy Services

Technology Strategy Full Service

We do the work as an extension to your team

$8.5K /mo  Billed annually

(or customize to your needs)

 

Technology Strategy Coaching

You do the work, we coach you through the Process

$4.5K /mo  Billed annually

(or customize to your needs)

 

Deep Dive Assessments

We deep dive specific areas of your system

$9.5K /mo  Billed annually

(or $11K month to month)

 

Custom Software Development

We design, develop and test PoCs and Production

CUSTOM

Billed weekly or monthly

 

Deep Dive Assessments

We deep dive specific
areas of your system

Starting at

$20K /assessement

 

Custom Software Development

We design, develop and test PoCs and Production

CUSTOM

Billed weekly or monthly

 

Ready to Bring in a Guided Expert to Help you Enable your Strategy?