Strategic Planning

Description

For busy executives assuming new strategic responsibilities in their organizations. Taking on strategic challenges can be intimidating at the best of times. But in today’s complex business environment where international competition and technological innovation are upturning the apple cart, the stakes for strategy management are even higher.

A good strategic planning online course can offer a lifeline to business managers who may feel overwhelmed by assignments to develop and execute strategies for their organizations. This online course can give you the management tools to handle such challenges with greater confidence.

Avoid the pitfalls of strategy planning and execution with the tools and skills from this course. In this course, you’ll learn the pillars of strategy execution–analysis, formulation, and implementation–and how to use the 4A model to effectively approach strategy execution.

Strategy Analysis
You’ll connect strategic analysis to strategy execution. You’ll walk through a series of questions to frame your analysis and ground your approach using the strategist’s toolkit–and you’ll learn a new tool, Hypothesis Testing, to unearth key assumptions related to choosing a strategy and assessing the validity of those assumptions. You’ll also review data sources and how to “make the data speak” to guide your strategy decisions.

Strategy Formulation
You’ll learn about how strategy gets set and implemented in organizations. You’ll discuss factors key to effective strategy formulation–and common challenges and pitfalls of strategy execution. You’ll explore four different approaches to strategy formulation and how governance ties into effective strategy formulation.

Strategy Implementation
The instructor shares his 4A Model for effective strategy execution: alignment, ability, agility, and architecture. This framework will help you ensure the human and organizational resources are in place to effectively execute your strategy.


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