Agile Strategic Thinking for Project Managers: Balancing Strategy and Execution







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Seminar Description



This seminar introduces participants to Agile Strategic Thinking, a framework and set of practical tools, techniques and job aids to hone the strategic thinking, planning and communication skills needed to lead teams working on projects or programs that advance critical business initiatives. We focus on strategic alignment from three perspectives: enterprise; department or function; and other projects.

We will take a ‘deep dive’ into the nuts and bolts of balancing strategy and execution while dealing with organizational and competitive realities—like competing agendas, rapid and continuous change and imperfect information. We will give you new approaches and tools you can immediately put to use in order to engage business partners, both strategically and tactically, in an agile environment to clarify risk and deal with project churn. You will explore ‘real life’ scenarios and challenges you face within the context of your own work and organization in a dynamic, highly interactive format.

What You Will Learn

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
  • Describe the agile strategic thinking framework and how it relates to the project management process.
  • Distinguish among different levels of strategic planning, explaining similarities and differences, at the enterprise, department, and project levels.
  • Explain how projects that are aligned with an organization's medium and long-term strategic plans drive strategic change.
  • Analyze the external forces that affect business strategy using Porters Five Forces and PESTLE models.
  • Construct examples of key project management decisions that balance strategy with tactical execution.
  • Identify the process for factoring strategic planning into a project plan and bringing a project team into alignment with the organization's strategic vision.
  • Analyze the effect of project-related decisions from a strategic perspective and the impact on other processes and stakeholders that might be affected.
  • Apply specific tools, techniques and job aids to appropriately balance strategy with execution when managing projects and project teams in ‘real world’ situations to deliver better project outcomes and be an effective, strategic business partner.

PDU Allocation Table

The table below displays the number of professional development units (PDUs) awarded for each PMI® credential, as they align to the PMI Talent Triangle®. Leadership and Strategic PDUs apply evenly across all credentials and Technical PDUs apply only to specific credentials. PDUs will be added in full to all eligible credentials.

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  • Technical
  • Leadership
  • Strategic
  • Total
  • PMP®/PgMP®
  • 0.00
  • 5.00
  • 9.00
  • 14.00
  • PMI-ACP®
  • 0.00
  • 5.00
  • 9.00
  • 14.00
  • PMI-SP®
  • 0.00
  • 5.00
  • 9.00
  • 14.00
  • PMI-RMP®
  • 0.00
  • 5.00
  • 9.00
  • 14.00
  • PfMP®
  • 0.00
  • 5.00
  • 9.00
  • 14.00
  • PMI-PBA®
  • 0.00
  • 5.00
  • 9.00
  • 14.00
  • Talent Triangle Blue
  • Talent Triangle Green
  • Talent Triangle Purple
  • Complete Talent Triangle

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