Strategic Management & Strategic Planning

Strategic Management & Strategic Planning


Date: (12-16/Feb) (14-18/May) (12-16/Nov)

Location: Amman – Sydney – Kuala Lumpur

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Course Overview


Strategy and strategic planning are the activities that enable managers to create tomorrow’s organization out of today’s organization. To achieve this, a strategic planning team must understand how to use all the resources available to the organization in such a way as to (a) cope with continuous development of the business environment, (b) secure competitive performance through effective analysis and planning, (c) priorities change, and (d) implement the activities that form the strategic plan. This course is going to bring insight on all these points.


Program Objectives:

  • Leverage the value of strategy and strategic planning
  • Break the process down step-by-step, providing a toolkit for each stage
  • Analyze options and synthesize information into an actionable strategic plan
  • Take advantage of the opportunities of globalization
  • Lead effective change within your part of your organization


Who Should Attend?

This course will mainly benefit to purchasing managers, senior buyers, project managers, civil engineers, construction managers, contractors, sub-contractors, site engineers, senior management, and government agencies, architects, construction professionals, and anyone responsible for purchasing at a senior level who seeks to enhance their skills further.


Program Outline:


Strategic Thinking and Business Analysis

  • Definitions of strategy and strategic planning?
  • Why are strategy and strategic planning important?
  • Understanding the main frameworks for strategic analysis
  • Strategic planning in public sector organisations
  • External analysis – understanding and analysing business attractiveness
  • Analysing customers and benchmarking your own strategic position
  • How attractive is the game that we have chosen to play?


Internal Analysis and Fusion into Strategic Choice

  • The interface and balance of external and internal analysis
  • Internal analysis: financial
  • Internal analysis: non-financial
  • The concept and practicalities of the “balanced scorecard”
  • Diagnosing and analysing strategic problems and opportunities
  • Fusion of analysis into strategic choices – SWOT and the strategy matrix
  • How well are we playing the game that we have chosen to play?


Strategic Plans and the Relevance of Alliances and Joint Ventures

  • Review of the tools used so far
  • The content of a strategy: avoiding “paralysis by analysis”
  • Putting a strategic plan together – the 5-page framework
  • A real-life example of a business strategy/strategic plan
  • Strategies for alliances and joint ventures
  • Management of alliances and joint ventures
  • Examples of best practice in alliances and joint ventures


Global Strategy, Team building and the Management of Internal Communication

  • The essence of globalisation and global strategy
  • Globalisation – the strategic dimension
  • Globalisation – the organisational dimension
  • Globalisation – the human dimension
  • How to build and manage a strategic planning team
  • Communicating strategy through the organisation
  • Gaining your team’s commitment and buy-in to the strategy


Strategic Implementation and Getting the Value out of Strategy

  • Alignment of strategy, culture, structure and people
  • Effective execution – converting strategic analysis and planning into action
  • Aligning and linking strategy with operational objectives
  • Implementation – getting practical things done
  • Creating tomorrow’s organisation out of today’s organisation
  • Strategic planning at a personal level
  • Overview – the complete strategy process
  • Summary and conclusions – the corporate and individual value of strategic planning