Strategic “Deep Dive” sessions

Strategic “Deep Dive” sessions

Outcomes:

  • Delegates will get hands on experience in applying the E.A.S.I® principles
    • Which can then be applied to their actual working/personal environment or;
    • Work on actual issues affecting the business
    • Actual development on a company strategy
  • They will be exposed and work with, the following techniques
    • SWOT analysis
    • How to define a realistic winning goal
    • How to draw up a strategic thinking framework
    • Understand the 2:3:1 Approach as it pertains to business or personal planning
    • The BSG approach (Benefit; Stakeholder and Governance (very basic project management principles))
  • Delegates will gain valuable insight into how companies put strategy together
  • Walk out with an actual plan for monitoring and evaluation
  • Sufficient time to unpack and work with each principle

Limitations:

  • Not sufficient time to be considered fully fledged project managers when exposed to chapter ‘I’

Duration:  3 days (24 hours)

Course outline:

  • Welcome and context setting
  • Introduction to the E.A.S.I® style and relevance
  • Chapter ‘E’ – presentation
  • Individual exercise
    • Do a SWOT analysis on yourself
  • Chapter ‘A’ – presentation
  • Small group exercise 1
    • Decide on relevant/current topic/issue that affects your business or actual business strategy development
    • Apply a SWOT analysis on the goal or your company
    • Define what will make your goal a winner
    • Apply the 6 steps to designing a Strategic framework
  • Report back to larger group
    • Highlight 1 key point per SWOT quadrant
    • Share the factors that went into making your goal a winner
    • Share the key points your group discovered while designing your framework
  • Chapter ‘S’ – presentation
  • Small group exercise 2
    • Answer the questions contained in the 2:3:1 Approach – Specific to you achieving your goal
  • Report back to the larger group
    • Share how the answers to the questions in the ‘3’ of the 2:3:1 approach connects the ‘As-Is’ (2) to the ‘To-Be’ (1)
  • Chapter ‘I’ – BSG – Presentation
  • Small group exercise 3
    • Define at least 2 benefits
    • Identify your key stakeholders
    • Draw up a project description document
  • Wrap up/Questions/Comments/Feedback
  • Close off – making sure all relevant information is obtained from the groups
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