According to the Construction Industry Council (CIC) an appreciation of Business Strategic Planning is a key skill for Construction Industry Project Managers – particularly for understanding the relationship to the business drivers on which a project is based, the aims and objectives of the client against which the success of the project will be measured and assisting in the development of a business case.
What Project Managers will learn:
- The Strategic Planning Process
- How organisations develop Mission, Values and Vision Statements, their importance and influence in the rest of the planning process.
- Understanding the key drivers for success and competitiveness in an industry
- How the actors in an industry relate to each other and the tasks they perform in creating value for the end customer.
- How to identify opportunities for innovation, cost reduction and competitive advantage.
- How to perform a SWOT analysis
- Setting Goals, Strategies and Strategic Objectives.
- How to bring structure to the plan, understanding the interdependence of different objectives.
- How to turn Strategic Objectives into actionable Programmes.
- Risk Management – identifying where things might go wrong and managing / mitigating identified project risks.
- How to gain support for the programme.
- Decisions and responsibilities for Strategic Leadership.
- Strategies for managing implementation.
Tools and Techniques your project managers will learn include:
- Value Chain Analysis
- Industry Structure Analysis
- How to complete a meaningful Swot Analysis
- Using Strategy Maps to create structure
- Using How, How to identify and develop supporting strategies and programmes
- Impact Analysis for evaluating risk
- Stakeholder Management strategies
- Assigning roles, responsibilities and accountabilities