TURNING STRATEGIC GOALS INTO ACTIONABLE PLANS
with Terry Schmidt
January 30, 2020, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
$475 (US) per person

Brookside Golf Club
1133 Rosemont Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91103
(626) 585-3594

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TURNING STRATEGIC GOALS INTO ACTIONABLE PLANS

 
Fortune magazine estimates that 70% of all strategies fail. Failure often occurs because of ineffective planning methods for turning strategies into executable projects. This session offers a breakthrough planning approach for clearly aligning projects with strategic intent to boost your odds of project success. You will learn a common language and a step-by-step process for designing successful projects, programs, and change initiatives. This proven process builds around four critical strategic questions and the Logical Framework, an interactive planning matrix that brings exceptional clarity at the "fuzzy front-end". This approach begins with examining the big picture strategy and goals. By contrast, traditional project management focuses narrowly on activities, budget, and schedule. This approach is ideal for building effective cross-functional task forces and committed teams. Use this simple method to get a rapid start on creating clear, executable, risk-reduced action plans. The bottom line: Your projects will reach their goals faster, smoother, and with fewer problems.
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His process will elegantly guide your thinking about any reasonably complex goal you are trying to achieve.
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TERRY SCHMIDT

 
Mr. Terry Schmidt is an internationally known management consultant who helps organizations become more strategic, productive, and profitable. He has three decades of experience as an executive, educator, project coach, and strategist in assisting corporations, governments, and research institutions in 34 countries worldwide. He is the founder and President of ManagementPro.com, a Seattle-based company that specializes in practical strategic planning, team-building, and project management. He is also affiliated with the Haines Centre for Strategic Management, a global alliance of master consultants.He earned his MBA from Harvard Business School, and his BS in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Washington. He teaches strategic thinking and project management in corporate universities and executive programs worldwide, including the UCLA Technical Management Program and the MIT Professional Institute. A dynamic thought leader and hands-on consultant, He has helped hundreds of organizations successfully turn strategy into successful projects. His North American clients include eBay, Boeing, Sony Electronics, Walt Disney Imagineering, Blizzard Entertainment, Microsoft, Cargill, Northrop-Grumman. Transamerica Insurance, The Los Angeles Times, AEGON USA, PATH, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, and the Los Angeles County Assessors Office. He has consulted with virtually every federal agency and Washington State government department. His international clients include Thai Airways, Nokia Mobile Phones, the Bank of Thailand, and Sony Ericsson. He is the author of Strategic Project Management Made Simple, Turn Strategy into Action, and four other books. He is listed in Who`s Who International Training and Development, Who`s Who in Finance and Industry, and Who`s Who in the World.

TOPICS COVERED

 

Turning Good Ideas Into Outstanding Results

  • Why Projects Fail and How to Make Yours Succeed
  • Answering The Four Critical Strategic Questions
  • Ensuring Alignment of Projects with Strategic Intent

Using Innovative Tools for Better Projects

  • Planning and Organizing with the Logical Framework Tool
  • Applying Vertical, Horizontal, and Zig-Zag Thinking
  • Using If-Then Logic to Define and Align Objectives
  • Identifying Risk and Reducing Problems Before They Strike

Managing the Human Dimension

  • Building a Committed and Effective Team
  • Getting Stakeholder Buy-In and Stay-In
  • Clarifying and Coordinating Roles and Responsibilities

Cases Studies & Practical Application

  • Hands-on Group Project Design: Noah's Ark
  • Applying These Concepts to Your Own Project
  • One Dozen Ways to Implement These Ideas Job

GUIDE TO PARTICIPANT SELECTION

 
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TURNING STRATEGIC GOALS INTO ACTIONABLE PLANS
with TERRY SCHMIDT

January 30, 2020, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
$475 (US) per person
Brookside Golf Club
1133 Rosemont Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91103
(626) 585-3594
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