STRATEGY DYNAMICS COURSES

Proven online courses that help you make better plans and decisions

Our courses will quite simply help you make better plans and decisions. Senior leaders can apply the learnings instantly to make plans and decisions with data and insight. Business analysts and consultants can start modeling your business or issue. See where its performance may be headed and how to make big sustainable improvements.

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COURSES FOR BUSINESS ANALYSTS

Map it. Model it. Use it.

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Step 1

Model the Essentials

Step 2

Understand and Explore

Step 3

Extend the power

1. MODEL THE ESSENTIALS

Model any business challenge or plan. Fast.

Business models need to be more than words that talk about how a business works. You need models showing how the business actually works. How are the key pieces of the business connected?

How does each affect the way that others change over time? What happens when the system comes up against the real world?

How can you design the system to be most effective? How can you control that system for the best, sustainable performance?

You will learn how to answer these questions in the Business Modeling Essentials course. You'll learn, at a high level:

  • The essential principles that makes a business work
  • How to model a simple business
  • How to explore performance and test decisions

2. UNDERSTAND AND EXPLORE

Build powerful models that match your business

Your business is an interconnected system of elements. Spreadsheets just cannot capture that system and its performance. You need a model.

How to visualise the real-world system that truly is your business? How to specify and quantify its parts? How to formulate its interdependencies, so the model becomes a "digital twin" that mimics the behaviour of the real-world business?

You will learn how to do all of these steps, for a range of cases, in the Business Modeling: Core Classes course. You'll learn in-depth:

  • Fundamental principles that make a business system work
  • How to model the core of any business, any function, or any issue
  • How common issues share common structures and models
  • How to use models to understand and improve performance

3. EXTEND THE POWER

Model complex real-world business challenges

There are many complexities in any real-world business. So you need to extend a business model to capture those complexities in a form you can easily work with.

You will learn to model these complexities in the Business Modeling Extensions courses.

  • Building better customers, staff and products - not just more
  • Engaging customers, developing staff and managing product pipelines
  • Fighting off - and attacking - competitors 
  • Designing reliable policies to steer your business
  • Building the intangibles and capabilities for sustained, strong performance 

EXTENSIONS. UNBUNDLED.

Or Just Extend - One at a Time

Class 5: "Attributes" of business resources

Class 6: Resource pipelines

Class 7: Competition

Class 8: Policies and Decisions

Class 9: Intangibles

Class 10: Capabilities and learning

These courses from Strategy Dynamics are fantastic. They are so good that we are looking to hire people with these skills. Thanks!

Bob Lamb

Founder and CEO, Foundation for Inclusion

The approach exceeded my expectations. The material is very powerful and provides rich and deep concepts and insights for the future.

Ahmad Waleed

Strategy Director, ELM Saudi Arabia

You lay out the material so well that we can easily internalize the approach. The model almost had a mind of its own, totally changing my understanding of our challenge.

Stephen Green

Director, Continental Mills

COURSES FOR SENIOR LEADERS

Make Plans and Decisions With Confidence

Step 1

Strategy Dynamics Essentials

Step 2

The Core Business System

Step 3

Extend the power
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1. STRATEGY DYNAMICS ESSENTIALS

Grasp the principles that govern how any organisation works

Your organisation is like a well-oiled machine. All of its elements are joined-up, so your decisions must be too. Static models like the business model canvas, KPI systems, and even balanced scorecards cannot capture how that machine works. You need a dynamic approach to planning and decision-making.

The Strategy Dynamics Essentials course shows you how to use working, visual models to understand and manage your organisation or any issue it faces. For the first time, you will see the working system that is your organisation.

With a visual map of the enterprise featuring quantified charts of all key elements, you will see the mechanisms that drive business performance or drive any issue, challenge, or opportunity you need to tackle. A truly living business model.

2. THE CORE BUSINESS SYSTEM

Make decisions knowing how they will play out into the future

Your business is heavily interconnected. Before making big plans or decisions, you need to understand why your business, function, or issue has played out as it has up to the present time.

And you need to understand how it will likely play out into the future. This insight will help you develop strategies and tackle challenges with confidence - generating sustained strong performance.

The Strategy Dynamics for Leaders core course will help you make joined-up decisions to manage the strategy continually. Course highlights:

    • 1-2 key lessons in each class give time-pressured leaders insights fast 
    • Working examples across contrasting cases and models you can adapt to your situation  
    • See the power of the approach by tracking the performance of a real-world business case

COMING SOON : 3. USE AND EXTEND

Use strategy dynamics to tackle complex real-world challenges

Business plans and decisions in the real world are more complex than we imagine. Because real businesses have many factors and mechanisms beyond the simple numbers of customers, staff, and capacity

 There are internal variables like the quality of customers and other key resources, pipelines of customers and staff, and soft, intangible factors like skills, reputation, data, and business processes.

The Strategy Dynamics for Leaders Extensions course provides the tools to tackle all these issues and more, helping you make robust plans and decisions. Course highlights include:

    • Simple but powerful structures that capture common, substantial challenges
    • Working models of all those structures that you can adapt to your own situation
    • Examples of real-world cases where these tools transformed performance

STRATEGY FOR LEADERS

A crash course on standard strategy methods for CEOs and senior leaders

You need to develop strategies for your organisation. But you have either missed out on training for how to do that, or need a reminder. This course explains the critical strategy methods you must develop for your business.

The Strategy for Leaders course uses real-world examples to show how standard strategy methods work, and applies them to develop a strategy for a current real example - the Beyond Meat Inc food company. The course adds guidance on how to go beyond the "strategic positioning" that those methods offer, and plan how to implement the strategy.

The course explains: 

  • How to assess the external environment - the market and competitive factors
  • How to position the business by choosing which customers and needs to serve
  • How to develop - and continually update - a time-phased action plan to implement the strategy

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These courses from Strategy Dynamics are fantastic. They are so good that we are looking to hire people with these skills. Thanks!

Bob Lamb

Founder and CEO, Foundation for Inclusion

The approach exceeded my expectations. The material is very powerful and provides rich and deep concepts and insights for the future.

Ahmad Waleed

Strategy Director, ELM Saudi Arabia

You lay out the material so well that we can easily internalize the approach. The model almost had a mind of its own, totally changing my understanding of our challenge.

Stephen Green

Director, Continental Mills

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