Strategy Builder: From Operational to Strategic Thinking

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1. The Fundamentals of Operations and Strategic Thinking

  • Defining operations and strategy
  • How is operations management different to strategic thinking?
  • From SWOT to OTSW: a simple one-page model for outlining the strategic ‘big picture’
  • Formulating an effective vision statement that articulates what winning looks like for your organization

Case Studies:  Interactive Studios - Strategic thinking in action - New Zealand Police

2  External Analysis: The Identification of Opportunities and Threats

  • The strategic management of stakeholders – The PI Matrix
  • The Diamond of International Competitiveness
  • Porter’s Five Forces
  • Industry Life Cycle analysis

Case Study: SpaceX

3 Internal Analysis: Understanding Strategic Strengths and Weaknesses

  • Value Chain analysis
  • Generic Strategy Matrix
  • Blue Ocean Strategies
  • VRIO analysis
  • Dynamic Capabilities

Case Study: Dyson

4. Evaluating Strategic Strengths and Weaknesses in relation to key Opportunities and Threats

  • TOWS Matrix
  • Design Thinking
  • Ansoff’s Box
  • Next Practice Matrix

Case Study: LEGO

5. Creating a Balanced Strategic Plan to help you Win

  • Triple and Quadruple Bottom Lines
  • The Balanced Scorecard
  • The Vision Chain
  • Orientation-Animation Matrix

Case Study: Tower Records