Strategic Planning and Implementation

Place- الموعد Date - المكان
2017-02-26 00:00:00 Cairo
2017-07-02 00:00:00 Turkey
2017-10-01 00:00:00 Casablanca
Course Objective
§ Formulate and execute strategic plans to meet objectives

§ Apply strategy planning processes at an organisational and department level

§ Assess the business environment through SWOT analysis
§ Identify strategic options for long-term competitive advantage
§ Implement strategies to deliver results

 Who Can Benefit?

§ Managers, directors, supervisor business analysts and anyone involved in planning and/or implementing strategies for business units and organizations.

Course outline
§ Fundamentals of Strategic Planning
§ Defining strategy

·                  Components of strategy

·                  Discovering why strategies fail

·                  Clarifying your organization's mission, vision and core competencies

§ The benefits of strategic planning

·                  The need for strategic planning

·                  Assessing tools and processes for strategic planning

§ Developing the Strategy

§ Ensuring organizational capabilities are appropriate for the strategic environment

·                  Analyzing how competitive and other environmental factors shape strategy

·                  Determining the impact of operating and remote environments

·                  Assessing the external environment for individual departments

·                  Identifying your customers and their needs

§ Assessing external forces

·                  Analyzing your operating and external environment

·                  Initiating a SWOT analysis

·                  Prioritising opportunities and threats                

·                  Categorising the external environment with checklists

§ Auditing internal capabilities

·                  Identifying strengths by business function

·                  Recognising vulnerabilities

·                  Expanding the SWOT analysis

§ Identifying Strategic Options
§ Evaluating factors for choosing strategy

·                  Mapping strategies to product or market life cycle

·                  Aligning strategies with capabilities of the organization

·                  Choosing strategies to meet stakeholder expectations

§ Selecting appropriate strategic models

·                  Identifying sources of competitive advantage

·                  Implications of growth and diversification strategies

·                  Global strategies for sourcing, operations and marketing

§ Formulating Your Strategic Plan
§ Considering strategic planning approaches

·                  Issue-centric, Entrepreneurial and Holistic planning

§ Assessing organisational readiness
§ Building the plan

·                  Key components of a strategic plan

·                  Operational sing the strategic plan

·                  Identifying opportunities with portfolio management and gap analysis techniques

§ Linking strategy to actions

·                  Aligning strategy with six key organisational factors

·                  Identifying gaps between current and needed capabilities

·                  Establishing appropriate objectives and milestones

·                  Managing culture, human resources, skills, processes and structure for strategy execution

·                  Initiating programmes and projects for implementing strategy

§ Executing Your Strategy for Success
§ Managing stakeholder expectations

·                  Establishing effective communication mechanisms

·                  Aligning culture to strategic direction

·                  Linking rewards to performance

·                  Managing the inevitable change

§ Maximizing results with applied processes

·                  Connecting people to the execution of strategy

·                  Establishing and maintaining communications

·                  Designing effective information systems

·                  Organizing to execute in line with strategy

        § Monitoring and Controlling Implementation
§ Establishing Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)

·                  Setting up metrics to measure performance

·                  Monitoring progress with dashboards

·                  Deploying Balanced Scorecards

§ Dimensions of strategic control

·                  Detecting changes in assumptions

·                  Coping with a dynamic environment

·                  Adjusting for unanticipated events