Strategic Planning Tools

Place- الموعد Date - المكان
2017-03-05 00:00:00 Turkey
2017-08-06 00:00:00 Sharm el-Sheikh
2017-11-05 00:00:00 Dubai

 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