Change is increasingly driven by technology and it’s being adopted by customers and your competitors at an ever-faster rate.
You need to think further ahead than the next 18 months and help understand the impact to maintain a competitive advantage.
You need more than forecasting next year's budget with requests coming from business peers…..
You can help inspire that change by providing an understanding of what options are available to executives to make better decisions on furthering the vision of the company.
"Baxter Thompson Associates really helped the team understand the role and what it means to be a Strategic Partner to the business. Fantastic insight from obvious years of experience in the role. Used the many company examples from our discussion to help understand and gave us real confidence in applying the many tools and techniques in a practical way."
To gain alignment and direction with your business peers on the opportunity that technology can bring means a fundamental shift in mindset and approach. Think "Create, Innovate and Communicate" when you have a strategic opportunity:
Create: Define a corporate strategy with basic market analysis, focusing on the values and the vision of the company.
Innovate: Practice prototyping. Understand how to provide insight to inform business peers. Be introduced to minimum viable products and business models. Track lessons learnt as a means to innovate.
Communicate: Understand the power of capability models and practice their creation. Define a roadmap that represents your team's long term plan. Create a strategic plan that you can use to align with other departments.
Feel sufficiently confident to implement the techniques on finishing the course to plan for the future!
Benefits of applying the workshop techniques
Insight and Innovation
Position your team to be future-focused by starting activities that will transform thinking on how technology is used in the company.
Understand clearly the goals of your organisation.
Work with Key Influencers and Decision Makers to assess whether their business activities support the goals of the organisation.
See where change is required in the organisation and visualise the impact required through defining capabilities.
Create a roadmap that depicts both the technology changes and business changes, Through a process of prioritisation, analyse dependencies and alignment.
Cross-reference different department's plans and their technology enablers.
Check for gaps or duplication.
Validate whether the strategic intent of individual departments align.
Strategy Management Syllabus
Research & Insight On A Page.
Proof of Concept.
Minimum Viable Product.
Lessons Learnt - Scale-up / Pivot or Restart.
Create a Capability HeatMap.
Create a Capability Roadmap.
Create a Strategy On A Page.
Sample video from our training course
This video comes from the section Overview / "Lifecycle View".
What you get:
Approach oriented towards business outcomes.
Tools you can use
Celebrated by delegates for providing fresh insight into knotty problems.
Exercises either in a workshop format or as an individual exercise. The opportunity for feedback on your work and a true-to-life scenario-based exam!
Reflection and interaction with peers
The opportunity to stand back and reflect on personal and team performance in a safe environment. Share experiences with the tutor and other delegates.
What we bring:
Analysis of industry trends and methodologies. Customer-based research and case studies
Contextual understanding of your challenges, exchange of experience and discussion on how to make changes in your workplace.
Years of experience
All tutors are senior managers who have done similar roles.
Listening and coaching skills
Our workshops and coaching sessions help surface new perspectives on old problems.
- Define a strategy
- Communicate a strategy
- Populate ideas on your roadmap with innovation tools
- Build a roadmap
- Discuss the impact of change with capability maps
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