Business planning is an essential management tool enabling an enterprise both to succeed in a global marketplace and to be accountable to its shareholders, but the process must be supported by effective project management to ensure that plans do not become merely decorative “shelfware”.
Too often, business planning is an onerous annual chore driven by financial numbers alone, instead of a powerful method of defining and delivering profitable change for the organization.
This COPEX training course demonstrates a practical and robust method to produce a business vision, based on analysis and debate, which is then delivered through a coherent programme of projects delivered by engaged and accountable managers.
What are the Goals?
By attending this COPEX training course, delegates will be able to:
Design and manage a business planning process which suits their business
Mobilize the resources and information required to produce a robust business plan
Analyze their business environment to develop a plan which will deliver the “business vision”
Finalize and communicate a business plan to the stakeholders affected by the plan
Direct and manage the delivery of the plan through a coherent PRINCE2 programme
Who is this Training Course for?
This COPEX training course is suitable for a wide range of professionals but will greatly benefit:
Senior leaders in Marketing, Finance, Operations and HR functions
Headquarters staff in complex organizations across all business sectors and public administration
Departmental heads responsible for components of the business plan
Senior Programme and Project Management staff
Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) leaders aiming to grow their businesses
Day One: Introduction and Background
Introduction – planning as leadership
Business Planning as a cross-business process – “Train hard, fight easy!”
Bottom-up and Top-down planning approaches
Resources and facilities required for successful planning
Financial Planning and Business Planning
The importance of practical delivery – “where the rubber meets the road!”
Engaging and motivating the organization’s resources
Business Planning as part of Total Quality Management and “Lean”
Measurement and Display
Building a planning culture
Day Five: From Concept to Practical Reality
Communicating the plan to stakeholders
Stepping stones, trip-ups and milestones
Resourcing the projects
Monitoring and celebrating success
Continuous improvement of the process
The “proof of the pudding”
COPEX e-Certificate of Attendance will be provided to delegates who attend and complete the course
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