Strategic Project Manager

“If you don't know where you are going, how can you expect to get there? ” ~Basil S. Walsh

Course Description

Strategic planning involves asking the right solution-oriented questions and conducting appropriate analyses to formulate detailed plans for successful execution. These plans are bundles of decisions and activities that we select to achieve our goals and develop clear strategic roadmaps that link project management to corporate strategies and position project management as a solution to problems.

By learning to think strategically, program and project managers can better understand business drivers, enable value creation and become business partners within their organizations.

The goal of this practical, hands-on workshop is to provide program and project managers with the main elements of Strategic Planning, modern Strategic Planning models, and tools and techniques to develop the critical skill of Strategic Thinking and Strategy Development.

Who should attend:

  • Project managers, project portfolio managers, and PMO directors.
  • Product managers and those who manage product portfolios.
  • IT managers who receive and evaluate IT service requests or support IT funding proposals.
  • Managers at all levels with a need to bring consistency, discipline, and accountability to decision making and planning in their organizations.

Workshop Outline

Module 1: Strategic Foundation
  • What is Strategic Planning?
  • Goals & Critical Success Factors
  • Benefits and Outcomes
  • Strategic Alignment
Module 2: Situational Analysis
  • Problem and User Needs Definition
  • Stakeholder Analysis
Module 3: Strategic Positioning
  • Strategic Analysis
  • Resources and Capability Analysis
Module 4: Strategy Definition
  • Strategies for Competitive Advantage
  • Blue Ocean
All attendees will receive all supplemental materials used during the workshop.

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