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.
This one day, in-house, course introduces how organisations go about strategic planning, from defining their purpose through company and industry analysis to the development of goals, strategies and objectives and implementation planning and management.
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