Solving the Execution Challenge: Bridging Strategy and Action

This short course explores the development and application of a comprehensive approach that produces the common understanding of the organization that is needed to align strategic objectives and tactical initiatives. You will explore how value streams and capabilities form the foundation of the business architecture perspective – and how that architecture can either support or inhibit an organization’s ability to achieve strategic goals. This practice has been used effectively in leading organizations to “bridge the gap” between enterprise or business unit strategy and successful execution.

Short Course

Solving the Execution Challenge: Bridging Strategy and Action

Overview

This short course explores the development and application of a comprehensive approach that produces the common understanding of the organization that is needed to align strategic objectives and tactical initiatives. You will explore how value streams and capabilities form the foundation of the business architecture perspective – and how that architecture can either support or inhibit an organization’s ability to achieve strategic goals. This practice has been used effectively in leading organizations to “bridge the gap” between enterprise or business unit strategy and successful execution.

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Current Offerings

Start

Sep 09, 2024

End

Sep 12, 2024

Schedule

September 9-12, 2024: 8:30-12:00 pm Eastern

Location

Live Remote

Fee

Notes

Registration Deadline of Sep 2, 2024

Who Should Attend

  • Organizational leaders responsible for:
    • creating and implementing corporate, enterprise, or division level strategy
    • business unit strategy execution or those on the fast track to senior strategy roles
    • strategic planning or portfolio management functions
    • business transformation and innovation
    • end-to-end strategy from creation through execution
  • Leadership teams looking for effective methods to collaborate on cross-organizational strategy implementation

Program Benefits

Improve your ability to:

  • Build a deeper understanding of specific strategy execution issues in your organization
  • Evaluate and re-imagine your organization's actionable business strategy and target outcomes
  • Consider market trends impacting your business and the business strategy
  • Identify the business capabilities required to support the organization’s strategy; and the impact on people, processes, information, and technology
  • Create and apply deliverables that can drive business case analysis, investment selection and prioritization, and shape strategic initiatives.
  • Apply reusable approaches for effectively linking strategy with execution
  • Develop a specific plan for the application of the business architecture perspective in your organization

Program Content

Faculty leaders will have you take a global view of your organization where you will confront the external factors affecting the business and identify opportunities for innovation.

THE STRATEGY EXECUTION PROBLEM & DEVELOPING THE ENTERPRISE BUSINESS PERSPECTIVE

  • Strategy Development, Alignment, and Execution: Why Traditional Approaches Often Fail
  • Connecting Strategy to Project-level Initiatives
  • Aligning Business Capabilities and Strategies
  • Connecting Capabilities with Other Business Perspectives
    • Enterprise Design Thinking
    • Business Capability and Business Strategy Alignment
    • Connecting Capabilities with Value Streams
    • Agile Approaches

INTEGRATION IN YOUR ORGANIZATION: DEVELOPING YOUR STRATEGIC PLAN

  • Integration with Enterprise Portfolio Management
  • Integration with the Strategic Planning Function
  • Assessing and Communicating Value
  • Innovation Facilitation
  • Developing your plan for advancing the Integration Strategic Plan
  • Leadership: The Essential Element of Successful Integration

Value For You and Your Organization

In addition to new concepts, thought processes, and real-world examples, leaders will receive tangible and reusable content that can be applied within their organization to guide and accelerate strategy execution efforts. This includes:

  • An end-to-end strategy execution case study illustrating how models can be used for practical decision-making
  • A starter capability map
  • A starter sample of value streams
  • Reusable approaches for leveraging business architecture in a variety of scenarios for strategy execution

The Executive Programs Short Course Experience

All of our transformational learning experiences provide the right environment for you to quickly develop and apply new capabilities.

Pre-work

You'll have access to a personal learning portal where you will obtain pre-program assignments, travel support (if applicable), and a list of fellow participants. Pre-work prepares you to immediately engage in content and learning allowing for a more effective application of knowledge.

Practical Content

Our learning experiences pair practical action learning and coaching with new knowledge, tools, and perspectives. We'll explore current, real-world examples of how organizations around the globe address critical challenges and how it may relate to yours.

Led by Experts

Plug into our network of thought leaders. Our award-winning teachers, researchers, consultants, and practitioners understand today's leaders and the critical challenges they face. They will work with you to offer guidance before, during, and after each program.

Peer Networking

You'll learn as much from your peer cohort as you do from the instructors! The value of different perspectives coming from different organizations and their challenges are immeasurable.

Faculty

Expert executive faculty who have led significant change within the private and public sectors will provide models and frameworks to help you transform vision into and action plan for results.

Customize This Program

All programs can be tailored to your organization and team, and be delivered to groups of 10 or more. Contact us about custom program possibilities. Customize Request Info 800-311-6364
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Additional Details

Our Learning Solutions Associate will be happy to hold a seat for you in this program. A reservation does not commit you to the program until you submit the registration form online. To reserve your spot, click the ‘Save my Seat’ button next the program’s offering, listed above.

Discount Rates

  • 20%: In-Person delivery, or Live Remote delivery with 20+ participants on same invoice (Contact us to register your group)
  • 10%: Live Remote delivery

Eligibility

Tuition discounts are available for:

  • DoD or government employees
  • Penn State alumni
  • Individuals who commit to earning a Professional Certificate
  • Teams of three or more attending from the same organization
  • CSCR Corporate Sponsors and other affiliated groups (with valid discount code)

After registration, you will receive access to your personal learning portal. There you can find the following information:

  • Pre-program assignments, which prepare you for the program before the start date
  • A list of program faculty and fellow registered participants
  • Travel coordination and support, if applicable

Transfers

If an accepted Penn State Executive Programs applicant finds it necessary to transfer to another session of the same program, one transfer will be allowed with no charge if arranged more than six (6) weeks prior. Additional transfers, transfers to a different program, or transfers arranged less than six (6) weeks prior incur a charge of 10% of the current program fee.

The sponsoring company may identify a replacement candidate, but the replacement candidate must be accepted for the program through an admissions review.

Refunds

The following refunds will apply for withdraws if Penn State Executive Programs is notified in writing within the time period stated:

  • Full refund with notification received more than six (6) weeks prior to start of the program
  • 50% refund with notification received between two (2) and six (6) weeks before the start of the program.
  • No refund with notification received two (2) weeks or less prior to the start of program.

Note: The registered participant or their agent must confirm all notification of withdrawals, transfers and substitutions in writing. If written notification is not received, the full program fee will be assessed.

Cancellations

The University may cancel or postpone any course or activity because of insufficient enrollment or other unforeseen circumstances. If a program is canceled or postponed, the University will refund registration fees but cannot be held responsible for any other related charges, or expenses, including cancellation/change charges by airlines or travel agencies. In the case of postponement, as an alternative to a refund, program fees may be transferred to another session of that program.

If you have any questions or concerns about our cancellation policy, please contact us to discuss further.