Business Strategy & Planning

Business Strategy and Planning Courses in Botswana

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2KO's courses in Business Strategy and Planning will assist you with understanding the process of business management as well as teach you varied strategies to manage business strategies and processes in the modern world. 2KO Africa offers IT consulting, technical IT services and top-of-the-range IT training on multiple platforms. Our best-of-breed computer courses are presented as instructor led classes or as online internet-based elearning, to ensure students have access to the best Business Strategy and Planning training anywhere in Botswana, and even the world.


Business strategy & planning (2 Weeks)

Course overview
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.

Course Features
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).

Course Topic highlights
This course introduces candidates 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

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 for the course
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

Course Duration
2 Weeks