Strategic Planning and Executing

  • 2 day(s)Duration
  • MDI915-2Course Code
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Course description

The strategic planning process typically involves various organizational roles and resources necessary to effectively enact a four-step process. The process starts with strategic planning, then moves to decision making, planning, and, finally, managing the deployment of the plan. This course will enable participants to develop and deploy a strategic plan and to understand the strategic planning process from creating through executing, monitoring, and controlling the deployment of an organization’s strategy.

Participants will join in on analyzing their organization’s current strengths and weaknesses, strategizing on the direction to best position it for success, and then designing an action plan to make that strategy a reality.

Who should attend

Individuals who will benefit from this course include anyone involved in the strategic planning process at any level.

What you will achieve

  • Define the strategic planning process.
  • Identify the critical success factors throughout the strategic planning process.
  • Explain how best to communicate (translate) an organizational strategy to an operation.
  • Begin to create a strategic plan and define a commensurate action plan to deploy and manage the strategic direction.

What you will learn

Course Outline
Module 1: Introduction
  • Introductions and Expectations
  • Strategic Planning Process — 4-Step Model
  • Critical Success Factors — Key Resources and Metrics
Module 2: Strategic Thinking
  • Current State Analysis — Portfolio and Marketplace
  • Disrupters and Trends
  • Strategic Direction Options Toolset
    • SCAMPER
    • Idea Box
  • Put into Practice
    • Pre-Work Reading
Module 3: Strategic Decision Making
  • Portfolio Criteria
  • Ranking Alternatives
    • Alternatives Analysis Toolset
    • NUD (New, Unique, and Difficult)
    • RWW (Real-Win-Worth)
  • Solution Seeking
  • Put into Practice
Module 4: Strategic Planning and Managing
  • Plan Components
  • Communicating — How to Translate a Plan into Operational Excellence
  • Monitoring and Controlling
  • Put into Practice