Business Strategy & Planning Courses in South Africa
Business strategy & planning (2 Weeks)
In today's business world more potential projects exist than there is time and money to perform them. In an increasingly competitive, rapidly evolving marketplace, a successful business must understand its market's critical success factors and its position relative to them. This understanding must be efficiently and effectively translated into prioritized projects and management actions. Learn to proactively build upon the business's strengths, mitigate the business's weaknesses, capitalize on market opportunities, and defend against market threats. The Business Planning and Strategy Development course supplies portfolio, project, and program managers with needed knowledge, tools, and techniques to efficiently and effectively connect projects to winning business strategies.
This case study-based course emphasizes the use of tools and techniques from diverse disciplines in rapid prototyping environments. Students will learn to efficiently and effectively craft specific, measureable, realistic, achievable, and time-based (SMART) goals. Business goals are further defined through integrated strategies, which are supported by logically-sequenced, resource-loaded projects and communicated to stakeholders. Tools and techniques demonstrated in class include: market analysis (Porter Analysis), standard business planning models (American Management Association), decision analysis (Kepner-Tregoe Problem Solving and Decision Making), and project planning (The Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK Guide, Fifth Edition).
This course introduces students to a
three-phase business planning model:
Phase 1 - Business Analysis, Gap Analysis, and Strategy Development
Confirm, refine, or develop the business's or business unit's vision, mission, values, and goals
Define the business's market in terms of its constituencies
Develop market critical success factors (CSFs) and identify market threats and opportunities
Assess the business's current status in terms of profitability, people, plans, and processes
Define business performance strengths and weaknesses (gaps) relative to market CSFs
Identify strategies to close gaps
Establish prioritization criteria for rank ordering proposed actions
Phase 2 - Action Planning and Prioritization
Develop and review action plans that are designed to close identified gaps (scope, schedule, level of effort, responsibility, and precedence)
Prioritize action plans using controlled opinion feedback and decision analysis tools
Phase 3 - Integration, Communication, and Feedback
Develop resource-loaded action and project plans
Plan communication and integration with ongoing operations
Periodic review and feedback
Included in your course fees
FREE Laptop or Tablet and Laptop bag
Professional fees for the design of the programme
Professional fees for the delivery of the programme
Teaching materials and consumables
Travel & accommodation for faculty
Venue, equipment hire
Snacks and refreshments
Airport Pick Up and Drop Off
Basic Computer familiarisation training
How to enrol
Before enrolling for a course you should have the following information ready:
Date you wish to attend the course
Payment method - how you will be paying
An understanding of the costs of the total package
Level (Beginners to Intermediate)
Analyzing business processes is an essential aspect of all initiatives which are designed to achieve business improvement.
Frequently Asked Questions
Where do you train for the course? We train the course within; Cape Town, South Africa Johannesburg, South Africa Courses only runs with a minimum of 7 delegates.
What books do I get with this course?
Students will receive a course manual which you can take away with you to keep after the course.
Our Six Sigma course advisors are at the ready to assist you and are contactable on Cape Town number +27(0)21 418 4874.