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Strategic Implementation

From Whiteboard to Reality

A results-oriented workshop designed to enhance management team and executives capabilities in translating strategy into actions.

You can have the greatest strategy in the world but if you cannot implement it, it is not worth the paper it is written on. While senior leaders are the mastermind of strategy, middle managers are the lynchpin of success in strategy implementation. It is said that the “devil is in the details”. Hence, it is extremely important that middle managers are able to tailor an Implementation plan which effectively supports the strategy.

This programme is designed with the aim to enhance middle managers’ capabilities in translating strategy into actions.

Learning Outcome

  • To develop an awareness of key issues and challenges in strategy Implementation
  • To understand a proposed strategy Implementation framework, and apply its core principles and key elements in real life scenario
  • To practice cascading senior leadership team’s strategic objectives and strategies down to the respective function’s objectives and strategies (based on a Lean Hoshin Kanri X Matrix Methodology, PEST environmental scanning, SWOT, TOWS competitive analysis)
  • To utilize strategy alignment communication tools “Catch-Ball” to ensure vertical and horizontal alignments
  • To initiating at least one program or one project or one task force for kicking off the Implementation of a selected strategic objective

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Applying Agile Thinking to Non-IT Projects

  • Understand the core thinking, four manifesto and twelve principles of Agile Development Framework
  • Practice the essential Agile/Scrum Events, tools and techniques
  • Describe and differentiate the distinctive role of the Scrum Master, Product Owner and Development Team
  • Get started on the path to real-world success with applying Agile/Scrum to Non-IT Enterprise projects

Applying Agile in software development can make the difference between a project which has a low chance of completion and one which will deliver results very quickly and continue to deliver results over time. Agile was designed to be applicable beyond software development. Applying this digital age thinking and practices to processes and other types of non-IT enterprise projects was foreseen from the very beginning of business agility movement.

This one-day workshop aims to empower learners to apply Agile/Scrum methodology, thinking and practices to non-IT enterprise projects successfully across functional boundaries.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand the difference between Predictive vs Adaptive Project Management methodologies and approaches in non-IT enterprise projects
  • Differentiate between Iterative and incremental development process
  • Agile/Scrum Cross Functional Team: Compare and contrast at least three rights and five responsibilities of the Product Owner, Development Team and Scrum Master
  • Agile/Scrum Events and Artifact Transparency: Give examples of how Agile/Scrum team will inspect and adapt and increase transparency at each scrum events
  • Sprint: Practice writing of a Sprint Goal and complete a sprint planning
  • Product and Sprint Backlogs: Identify essential characteristics and attributes of backlogs
  • Information Radiators: Explain the benefits of information radiators and create a sample information radiator for your projects
  • User Story/Use Case: Practice writing of user stories/use cases (aka user requirement)
  • Timeboxing: Practice “a box of time” into your Sprint Planning
  • Definition of “Done”: Create a sample Definition of “Done” for deliverables/product features/results of your first Sprint

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  • Digital Six Sigma Tools Training
  • Lean Management – Value Stream Mapping
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