Information Technology Training: Strategic Business Planning Workshop (5 Days)
Purpose - The Strategic Business Planning Workshop is used to initiate the development of a Strategic Business Plan for the enterprise. In addition, Visible facilitators will teach Strategic Business Planning techniques.
Preparation - In preparation for the Strategic Business Planning Workshop, previous client Strategic Business Plans should be reviewed, a market analysis completed, and Visible's Management Questionnaire filled out and reviewed in detail by Visible facilitators. In addition, Visible facilitators may need to conduct detailed interviews with appropriate senior management.
Activities - The Strategic Business Planning Workshop will carefully review the mission and purpose of the organization as well as develop a detailed environmental analysis for the organization. Key business strategies will be identified, examined, refined, and integrated. The techniques used include an appraisal of the external environment and an assessment of the internal client organization. A strategic analysis will be conducted and goals and objectives set.
Products - The products developed during this Strategic Business Planning Workshop will include a new corporate mission statement, a series of goals and objectives for the organization to achieve that mission, and a set of high-level strategic statements that identify how the organization will achieve its goals and objectives. Ultimately, the workshop will result in a well-organized business plan that has bridged the gap between where a company is currently positioned and where it needs to go in the future.
Participants - Senior Management
Scope - Normally the scope of a Strategic Business Planning Workshop will cover the entire business enterprise; however, some organizations have made successful use of the program at a strategic business unit or divisional level.
Note: Course material may be subject to modification, based on the needs, capabilities, and interests of the students.