$540 – $600

Business Strategy Masterclass

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1357 Kapiolani Blvd

STE 1250

Honolulu, HI 96814

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Masterclass - Aligning Your Products & Projects With Your Business Strategy

The Project Management Institute (PMI) of Honolulu and WAZA Enterprises present a one-day masterclass taught by Columbus Brown, MBA from Dallas, Texas. This masterclass is being offered in concert with the 2018 PMI Professional Development Day being held on October 19, 2018 in Honolulu.

The course includes a flexible curriculum that is based on the 2018 PMI conference theme A'OHE HANA NUI KE ALU'IA "No task is too big when done together".

Masterclass participants will be empowered to guide their own learning experience during the day by solving real problems presented by their classmates.

What You Will Learn

  • Defining a vision for your Business, Bringing it to Reality

  • Aligning product and projects to your business strategy

  • Techniques for making prioritization decisions based on business value

  • How to manage strategic change in your organization

This Masterclass will illustrate and provide practical demonstrations of Strategic Planning principles through:

  • Group exercises & facilitated discussions

  • Case studies with tool examples

  • Open Q&A

  • Final team challenge activity that combines and applies new skills learned

Course Overview

  • What is Strategy? The role of leadership in developing and communicating Business Strategy

  • Defining a Business Strategy using Business Model Canvas

  • Improving your Business Model based on Customer Experience

  • The Strategy to Execution Value Stream

  • Collaborative Strategy - How to set up and facilitate in the most effective way

  • Assessing the Product & Program Portfolio using Business Architecture Methodology

  • Learn Product & Portfolio Prioritization approaches through interactive exercises

  • Managing the organizational and political impacts of saying No!

  • Approaching Organizational Change

  • How to help new and experienced teams to be more strategic at your organization

Who Should Attend

Anyone who wants to understand how to bring a strategic vision to reality, including: non-technical professionals, business leaders, sales managers, information technology managers, project/program managers, entrepreneurs and small business owners. This class will help you to acquire a deeper understanding and practical application of business architecture, design thinking, and change management techniques to accelerate your business and improve your product sales pipeline. This one-day masterclass provides “expert practice” for both hard and soft skills related to Business Strategy & Strategic Planning.

About Columbus Brown, MBA, CBA, SA

Columbus Brown is an influential leader known for intentionally developing people by telling his story, building communities of purpose, and designing meaningful things that impact the world.

Columbus has 16 years of business and technical expertise driving strategy, transformation, and market initiatives across Fortune 500 corporations. He enables clients to develop simple solutions to complex challenges using entrepreneurial techniques, design thinking, and business architecture approaches.

Columbus holds a BSME and an MBA in Finance from LeTourneau University. Columbus is a Certified Business Architect, Certified Change Management Professional, and SAFe 4.5 Agilest.

Course Logistics

  • Classes will run from 8:30 am to 5:00pm HST.

  • Lunch will be provided. (Contact ovis@wazaconsulting.com with any dietary restrictions)

  • Validated parking in the building will be provided

  • Participants must must check in at Suite 1250, before going up to the 15th floor training room.

Cancellations and Refunds

Full refunds are available up until 7 business days prior to the scheduled event start date. Cancellations made within 7 business days will not be refunded. To request a refund, you must email ovis@wazaconsulting.com with your written request.

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