Strategic Consulting

Tools and methods for successful strategy missions

Strategic Consulting

Whether you are a business leader, internal business partner or external consultant, there are six key strategy missions that you will need to undertake as you deal with the re-positioning and growth issues that all businesses face at one stage or another during their life-cycle: assessing the environment defining a strategic positioning choosing a growth strategy expanding internationally combining strategy, and innovation or (re)designing the business model Meschi and Chereau bridge the gaps between academic theory and real world practice, between strategic analysis and strategic management, and between planning and doing, by providing you with six essential mission briefings to help you deliver the best possible outcome. Each briefing is structured the same way, beginning with an outline of the consulting mission and its content before examining the theoretical background, before setting out a complete and practical methodology to complete the mission along with all the tools you will need along the way.

Proceeding of the International Science and Technology Conference "FarEastСon 2019"

October 2019, Vladivostok, Russian Federation, Far Eastern Federal University

Proceeding of the International Science and Technology Conference

This book presents the proceedings of the International Science and Technology Conference “FarEastCon 2019,” which took place on October 1–4, 2019, in Vladivostok, Russian Federation. The conference provided a platform for gathering expert opinions on projects and initiatives aimed at the implementation of far-sighted scientific research and development, and allowed current theoretical and practical advances to be shared with the broader research community. Featuring selected papers from the conference, this book will be of interest to experts in various fields whose work involves developing innovative solutions and increasing the efficiency of economic activities.

Handbook of Research on Project Management Strategies and Tools for Organizational Success

Handbook of Research on Project Management Strategies and Tools for Organizational Success

Project management tools can be used as an alternative to improve and strengthen a company’s position in the market. However, the management of projects has been in constant transformation. Elements such as time, cost, and scope, on which it is based, have been complemented with other trends, such as the project team, change management, knowledge management, good negotiation practices, management of stakeholders, sustainability, etc. In order to improve the competitiveness of their company and increase earned value, managers must remain up to date on these latest transformations and best practices. The Handbook of Research on Project Management Strategies and Tools for Organizational Success is a pivotal reference source that analyzes and disseminates new trends that will allow managers to improve their skills and strengthen the performance of their companies through obtaining better results in the projects undertaken. While highlighting topics such as market growth, risk management, and value creation, this book is ideally designed for project managers, managers, business professionals, entrepreneurs, academicians, researchers, and students seeking current research on improving the competitiveness of companies as well as increasing their earned value.

Strategic Planning

A Practical Guide to Strategy Formulation and Execution

Strategic Planning

In this book, an expert in business strategy shows how to create and evaluate a strategic plan and execute that plan successfully. * Concrete examples and case studies * Templates and samples of materials used in various public- and private-sector strategic planning efforts * A bibliography of resource materials about strategic thinking, strategy formulation, strategic planning, and strategy execution

Management Consulting

A Guide to the Profession

Management Consulting

Widely recognized as a key reference work on the practice of consulting, this guide offers an extensive introduction to professional consulting, its nature, methods, organizational principles, behavioral rules, and training and development practices. Today's information- and knowledge-based economy is constantly creating new opportunities and challenges for consultants. This new edition of Management Consulting actively reflects and confronts these developments and changes. New topics covered in this edition include: e-business consulting consulting in knowledge management total quality management corporate governance social role and responsibility of business company transformation and renewal public administration This book serves as a useful and inspiring tool for individuals and organizations wishing to improve their consulting activities. Praise for the previous edition: "A wealth of information about the nature and purpose of management consulting, consulting in various areas and the management of a consulting firm. It should help practitioners, entrants to the profession and business people wishing to use consultants more effectively."--Financial Times

Strategic Planning Kit For Dummies

Strategic Planning Kit For Dummies

Think and act strategically every time In today's business environment, strategic planning stresses theimportance of making decisions that will ensure an organization'sability to successfully respond to changes in the environment andplan for sustainable viability. Providing practical, field-testedtechniques and a complete 6-phase plan, Strategic Planning KitFor Dummies shows you how to make strategy a habit for allorganizations, no matter the size, type, or resourceconstraints. Strategic Planning Kit For Dummies is for companies ofall types and sizes looking to build and sustain a competitiveedge, set up an ongoing process for market assessment and trendanalysis, and develop a vision for future growth. This revisededition includes: new and updated content on planning for both theshort and the long-term; crucial information on successionplanning; help preparing for the unexpected using scenario planningand agile strategy; strategies for implementing change andintegrating strategic plans successfully by involving all staffmembers; and more. The supplementary CD lays out a comprehensive, 6-phase,step-by-step program, complete with downloadable spreadsheets,charts, checklists, video links, and more Provides value for any business or entrepreneur looking toimprove efficiency, focus, and competitive edge Includes practical, field-tested techniques Strategic Planning Kit For Dummies gives today's businessowners and upper-level management the tools and information theyneed to think and act strategically in order to more effectivelyweather current economic storms while planning for futuregrowth.

Visual Strategy

Strategy Mapping for Public and Nonprofit Organizations

Visual Strategy

Strategic planning becomes visual with strategy maps and the tools, techniques, and guidance for turning them into effective action. Developed as a companion workbook to John Bryson's best-selling Strategic Planning in Public and Nonprofit Organizations, Visual Strategy: A Workbook for Strategy Mapping in Public and Nonprofit Organizations, goes beyond making the case for good and effective strategic planning to making strategy visual through effective strategy mapping. Strategy mapping prevents groups of people from talking over one another and going around in circles. It helps people speak and be heard, produce lots of ideas and understand how they fit together, make use of causal reasoning, and clarify ultimately what they want to do in terms of mission, goals, strategies, and actions. Strategy mapping can join process and content in such a way that good ideas worth implementing are found and the agreements and comments needed to implement them are reached. The result is living strategic plans that act as useful guides to action. With detailed examples, actual strategy maps, process guidelines and hand-drawn illustrations, the book will help leaders, managers, students and other professionals see patterns across mission, goals, strategies and actions while helping to identify areas of alignment and misalignment and determine, real time, where elements are needed, missing or not useful in a strategic plan. For leaders and managers of public and nonprofit organizations, facilitators and consultants, professors and students of strategic planning, strategic management, strategic mapping, and public policy, professional development workshops focused on strategic planning and strategy mapping.

Strategic Planning for Nonprofit Organizations

A Practical Guide for Dynamic Times

Strategic Planning for Nonprofit Organizations

The bestselling guide to nonprofit planning, with proven, practical advice Strategic Planning for Nonprofit Organizations describes a proven method for creating an effective, organized, actionable strategy, tailored to the unique needs of the nonprofit organization. Now in its third edition, this bestselling manual contains new information about the value of plans, specific guidance toward business planning, and additional information about the strategic plan document itself. Real-world case studies illustrate different planning and implementation scenarios and techniques, and the companion website offers templates, tools, and worksheets that streamline the process. The book provides expert insight, describing common misperceptions and pitfalls to avoid, helping readers craft a strategic plan that adheres to the core values of the organization. A well-honed strategic plan helps nonprofit managers set priorities, and acquire and allocate the resources necessary to achieve their goals. It also provides a framework for handling challenges, and keeps the focus on the organization's priorities. Strategic Planning for Nonprofit Organizations is an excellent source of guidance for managers at nonprofits of every size and budget, helping readers to: Identify the reasons for planning, and gather information from internal and external stakeholders Assess the current situation accurately, and agree on priorities, mission, values, and vision Prioritize goals and objectives for the plan, and develop a detailed implementation strategy Evaluate and monitor a changing environment, updating roles, goals, and parameters as needed Different organizations have different needs, processes, resources, and priorities. The one thing they have in common is the need for a no-nonsense approach to planning with practical guidance and a customizable framework. Strategic Planning for Nonprofit Organizations takes the fear out of planning, with expert guidance on the nonprofit's most vital management activity.

Budgeting and Financial Management for Nonprofit Organizations

Using Money to Drive Mission Success

Budgeting and Financial Management for Nonprofit Organizations

In the nonprofit sector, money drives mission. Well-managed budgets and investments can spur long-term growth and achievement, while financial mismanagement can damage or destroy an organization. Lynne A. Weikart, Greg G. Chen, and Ed Sermier—in their exciting new text geared wholly to nonprofits—provide the financial tools nonprofit managers need to thrive in pursuit of mission success. Given the wide array of nonprofit managers' backgrounds and a common fear of "the financials," the authors explain financial concepts without leaning unnecessarily on intimidating jargon. The result is a practical, accessible resource the prepares the next generation of nonprofit managers in financial planning and analysis as well as conventional and entrepreneurial financial management. Grounded in real-world cases and offering plenty of opportunity for application and practice, Budgeting and Financial Management for Nonprofit Organizations helps readers develop a stable fiscal foundation and sound financial strategies for their organizations to prosper in times of economic expansion and contraction.