Strategic Management, Project Management, Organisational Analysis and Design

HRODC Postgraduate Training Institute
In Cairo (Egypt), Dubai (United Arab Emirates), Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) and 5 other venues

£ 10,000 - (Rs 8,18,869)
VAT incl.
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Suitable for: General Managers. Managing Directors. Strategic Planners. Chief Executive Officers (CEO's). Chief Operations Officers (COO's). Chief Financial Officers (CFO's). Senior Managers. Middle Managers. Junior Managers. Business Owners. Entrepreneurs. Project Managers. Supervisors

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Where and when

Starts Location
South Sathon Road, 10120, Bangkok, Thailand
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Champolion, 12421, Egypt, Egypt
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Coral Deira Hotel, Muraqabat Street, Deria, Dubai, 82999,, 82999, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Oxford Road, 2132, Johannesburg, South Africa
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Kuala Lumpur
Jalan Ampang Hilir, 68, Malaysia, Malaysia
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Course programme

Course Contents, Concepts and Issues:

Organisational Analysis an Internal View

  • Definition of Organisation
  • Organisational Objectives,
  • The Collegium
  • Organisational Tasks
  • Division of Work/Labour
  • Delegation of Role, Task, Power, Authority in a Project Management and General Organisational Setting
  • Responsibility for Task Performance in an Organisation-Wide Context and Project Setting
  • Organisational Accountability: Internal and External
  • Internal Accountability: Worker Accountability to Team Managers and Project Leaders
  • Authority
  • Two Facets of Authority
  • The Second Facet of Authority
  • Traditional Authority
  • Legitimate Authority
  • Professional Authority
  • Power

Organisational Analysis: A Strategic View

  • External Organisational Accountability
  • Accountability to Owners/Sponsors
  • Accountability to Clients/Users/Customers
  • Accountability to Creditors
  • Accountability to Sector or Industry
  • Accountability to the State – Government, Generally; Regulatory Authorities (E.g. Office of Fair Trading, Competition Commission, Trading Standards, Sector Regulators, City Regulators

Internal and External Organisational Analysis: A Strategic View

  • Organisational Internal Analysis:
  • Organisational Strengths and Weaknesses Analysis
  • Organisational External Analysis: Opportunities and Threats Analysis
  • Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats (SWOT) Analysis
  • External Global Analysis; Local, National, Global Analyses of PEST Factors or LONGPEST Analysis
  • Political, Economic, Social, Technological, European, Legal Analysis or PESTEL Analysis

Methods of Data Gathering

  • Questionnaire, Interview and Scalar Checklist Design
  • Information Gathering: Documentary Analysis, Conversation Analysis and Interviewing,
  • Levels of Participant Observation
  • The Complete Participant As Observer: Making ‘Detached Observations’
  • Information Processing: Data Analysis and Interpretation

The Individual in a Dynamic Environment

  • Individual Strengths and Weaknesses Analysis
  • Work Pressure as a ‘Stressor’
  • Dealing with Work Pressure
  • Time Management and ‘Accounting Throughput’
  • Pragmatic Assertiveness: Improving Your Ability to Question and Challenge

Encouraging Lateral Thinking

  • Brainstorming,
  • Forced Associations,
  • Metaphors,
  • Analogies

An Introduction to Strategic Management

  • Strategy: A Definition
  • The ‘Strategy Process’
  • What Makes Effective Strategy?
  • Defining Strategic Management
  • Three Core Areas of Strategic Management
  • Three Elements of the Strategic Decision
  • Five Key Elements to Strategy
  • Levels of Strategy
  • What Makes “Good” Strategy?
  • Two Main Test Areas for Strategy
  • Prescriptive Model of Business Strategy
  • Emergent Model of Business Strategy
  • What Is Green Strategy and Where Does It Fit In?
  • Why Do Companies Fail?

Analysing the Strategic Environment

  • Analysis of the Main Elements of the Environment
  • Analysing the Strategic Environment
  • The Ten Basic Analytical Tools
  • Steps in Taking the Analytical Tools
  • Customer Profiling
  • Segmentation and Positioning
  • Analysing the Strategic Environment: The Ten Basic Analytical Tools
  • How Do We Analyse The Strategic Environment?
  • Five Political Trends That Have Affected Strategic Management
  • Government and Industrial Policy

Strategy Dynamics: Prescriptive Purpose Delivered Through Mission, Objectives and Ethics

  • What Is Strategy Dynamics?
  • Various Approaches of Strategy Dynamics
  • Understanding the Organisation’s Purpose
  • Developing the Purpose of the Organisation
  • Identifying a Vision for the Future
  • Coping With Stakeholder Power
  • Developing Corporate Governance, Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
  • What is Corporate Governance?
  • Ethics and CSR
  • Developing The Organisation’s Mission and Objectives
  • How to Formulate A Mission Statement
  • “What’s The Difference between Visions, Mission and Objectives?”
  • How to Develop Objectives
  • Mission and Objectives: Prescriptive and Emergent Approaches
  • Purpose and Quality Issues
  • Total Quality Management (TQM)

Project Totality: A Systems View of Project Management

Project Life Cycle

  • Planning – Conceptualisation, Analysis, Proposal, Justification, Agreement
  • Doing – Start-Up, Execution, Completion, Hand Over
  • Checking – Review
  • Acting – Feedback
  • Development of a Project Life Cycle, Project Brief and Proposal
  • The Management of Change
  • The Systems Approach to Project Management
  • The Requirements of Successful Project Management
  • Balancing Costs and Benefits
  • Managing the Planning Process
  • Critical Incident Analysis
  • Project Control Mechanism
  • The Value Chain: Adding Value to Processes, Products and Processes
  • Project Decision-Making
  • Project Coordination: The 5 Bases of Co-Ordination
  • Developing A CATWOE Focus of Project Management

Project Management: Approaches and Methodologies

  • An Introduction to Structured Systems Analysis and Design Method (SSADM)
  • Feasibility Study
  • Project Definition and Profile
  • Deciding On Analytical and Project Approach
  • Analytical Toolkit
  • Project Methodologies – Iterative Through To Waterfall
  • Joint Application Design (JAD)
  • Process Re-Engineering
  • RUP
  • Rapid Application Development (RAD)
  • Process Mapping/Modelling
  • CASE
  • Facilitation/Workshop
  • Data Modelling
  • Strategy
  • Creativity Reviewing
  • The Bigger Picture
  • Objectivity
  • Testing Techniques
  • Prototyping
  • Cause and Effect Analysis
  • Root Cause Analysis

Motivating Workers in a Project Setting

  • Directing or Leading
  • The Concept of Motivation
  • Theories of Motivation
  • Equitable Reward Systems
  • Designing an Effective Motivation Strategy
  • The Collectivist vs. the Individualist Perspective of Motivation
  • Common Trends in Motivation Theories

Organisational Design: Structuring and Restructuring Organisations

  • An Introduction to Organisational Design: Approaches to Organisational Design - Classical, Neo-Classical and Contingency Approaches
  • Organisational Structure: Internal and External Relationships. Vertical and Horizontal Relationships
  • Lines of Authority and Accountability
  • The Functional Structure
  • The Divisional Structure and Its Internal Relationships
  • Basis of Divisionalisation
  • The Divisional Structure Compared with the Functional Structure on the Basis of Communication, Co-Ordination, Autonomy, Control and Flexibility
  • The Organisation of the Matrix Structure Decision-Making and Communication Patterns in Functional, Divisional and Matrix Structures Compared

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