Effective Stress Management for IT Professionals
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Effective Stress Management for IT Professionals

Step-by-step coaching towards performance improvement through effective stress management for IT professionals
4.4 (23 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
573 students enrolled
Created by Srihari Sonti
Last updated 12/2016
English
Price: Free
Includes:
  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 3 Articles
  • 1 Supplemental Resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Understand the scientific background of stress
  • Learn and apply effective stress management techniques
  • Achieve higher productivity and performance levels in career
  • Familiarise with tools and resources for effective stress management
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Requirements
  • English language
  • Basic knowldge of Informational Technology
  • Basic knowldge of human anatomy
Description

This course is intended for IT professionals to effectively manage stress in their professional lives. The course takes a step-by-step approach, explaining what is stress and its scientific background, case studies from stressful scenarios of IT environment and effective stress management techniques. It also enables the students with application of stress management techniques in real life case studies for achieving more productivity and performance levels to boost their careers. 

This course will approximately takes one and half hour with audio and video material and also provides references and other materials available from internet that can be handy in stress management.

Who is the target audience?
  • Information Technology Professionals
  • Students of Information Technology / Computer Science
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Curriculum For This Course
19 Lectures
01:28:25
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Introduction
2 Lectures 09:50

In this lecture, the course outline is provided. It provides a birds eye view of the entire course and key take away from the course.

Introduction to the course
02:40

All IT stressful scenarios are broadly categorized into three types - Work related, Career related and personal causes. This lecture provides typical case studies of stress for each of these categories. Each case study is carefully selected to cover the practically faced stressful scenarios by IT professionals.

Case studies of stress - IT professionals
07:10
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Scientific background of Stress
3 Lectures 16:02

This lecture details out what is stress from a scientific perspective. It tries to answer, what is stress? how it is formed? what are different types of stress?  etc.,

What is stress?
07:52

This lecture discusses the 

- Effects of stress on body and mind

- Positive and negative effects of stress 

Effects of stress
02:49

This lecture helps to understand 

- how to avoid stress? 

- how to prevent stress if avoidance is not possible

- how we can detect stress? and

- how to treat stress if we are subjected to stress.

Detection, Avoidance, Prevention and Treatment
05:21

Quiz-1
3 questions
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Stress Management Techniques
7 Lectures 39:36

This lecture focuses on stress threshold and how it varies from person to person. How a matured mind differs from a relatively junior mind in coping up with stress.

Stress Threshold
03:20

This lecture focuses on the foods to control the release of stress hormones for effective stress management.

Healthy eating habits
03:02

This lecture focuses on the physical fitness for effective stress management.

Focus on physical fitness
04:44

This lecture discusses the mental health improvement techniques for effective stress management.

Mental health
08:09

This lecture focuses on various relaxation techniques including progressive relaxation, biofeedback, meditation, aromatherapy etc. to cope up with stress.

Relaxation techniques
08:21

This lecture details out the importance of social relationships in effective stress management. It explains different kinds of social groups and what kind of support that can be received to handle stressful situations.

Social relationships
07:40

It is highly desirable to increase one's stress threshold to achieve higher performance results. This lecture focuses on the performance and productivity improvements of IT professionals through effective stress management.

Performance and productivity improvement
04:20

Quiz-2
4 questions
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Application of Stress Management Techniques
4 Lectures 22:10

This lecture revisits the work related case studies of IT professionals with the acquired knowledge of stress management. Each case is discussed in the light of discussed stress management techniques to achieve a better engagement in stressful situations.

Revisiting case studies of IT Professionals - 1
06:59

This lecture revisits the career related case studies of IT professionals with the acquired knowledge of stress management. Each case is discussed in the light of discussed stress management techniques to achieve a better engagement in stressful situations.

Revisiting case studies of IT Professionals - 2
05:32

This lecture revisits the personal stress related case studies of IT professionals with the acquired knowledge of stress management. Each case is discussed in the light of discussed stress management techniques to achieve a better engagement in stressful situations.

Revisiting case studies of IT Professionals - 3
04:48

Course Summary
04:51
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Additional Resources
3 Lectures 00:51

This lecture provides standard stress measurement questionnaire from psychological studies.

Stress measurement questionnaire
00:16

This lecture provides some relaxation resources available from internet.

Relaxation resources
00:17

This lecture will provide few yoga and meditation resources available from internet.

Yoga resources
00:17
About the Instructor
Srihari Sonti
4.4 Average rating
23 Reviews
573 Students
1 Course
IT Management Consultant & Coach

Srihari Sonti MCA., M.Tech(CS)., MBA., MA (Phil)., M.Sc (Psy)., CSM®., PMP®., PRINCE2® Practitioner

IT Management Consultant and Coach with over 16 years of experience in delivering the value, handling multi-million dollar critical and complex projects in agile environments across financial, banking, retail, mobile, energy, communication, utilities, services, publishing, telecom, avionics and medical electronics domains.  Key areas of expertise include
 
•    IT Strategy and Planning
•    Budgeting and Forecasting
•    IT Governance
•    PMO Setup and management
•    Risk Management
•    Quality Management, Six Sigma
•    Project/Program Management
•    Vendor Management
•    Software Development Life Cycle
•    Software Architecture
•    Business Analysis
•    Enterprise Systems
•    Master Data Management
•    Change Management
•    Business Transformation
•    CMMI, ITIL, Scrum, PMBOK, PRINCE2

Educational Qualifications:

Master of Computer Applications
Master of Technology in Computer Science
Master of Business Administration
Master of Arts in Philosophy
Master of Science in Psychology

Certified Scrum Master®
Project Management Professional®
PRINCE2® Practitioner
Design for Six Sigma Green Belt
STIBO STEP Master Data Management Professional

Books:

[1] “Tug Of War-A practitioners view point on critical projects handling”, 2013
[2] Mobile Commerce , Allied Publishers Pvt Ltd, December 2003, with Prof H. Mohanty and Prof R.K.Ghosh

Publications:

[1] Smarter Organizations: Greenfield Vs Brownfield, Infosys Labs briefings, 2013
[2] Application portfolio optimizations in mergers, acquisitions and split-off scenarios, with Abhay Joshi and Uthra Rajagopalan, Infosys Opinions Vol 2, 2012
[3] Contrast Agents free MRI scanning, WPC 2007, Patni Computer Systems Ltd
[4] Voice Controlled EPIC cockpits, Honeywell Technology Solutions Lab R&D, 2004

Products:

[1] Surveyor Software