Operationalize Business Strategy

A Strategic Planning Course

*This course can be tailored or customized to your specific needs.

Course Overview

Learn how to operationalize business strategies and formulate processes in this seminar on strategy recognition. By connecting strategy to operational practice, participants understand how to manifest the vision of the business through tangible action.


  1. Define and understand organizational strategy elements
  2. Create strategy maps
  3. Identify path from strategy to action

Lesson 1: Organizational Strategy Elements

  • Mission
  • Vision
  • Core Values
  • Value Proposition
  • Goals, Objectives, Measures, and Targets

Lesson 2: Role-Based Relationship to Strategy

  • Organizational Role vs. Strategy Contribution
    • Executive Leadership
    • Portfolio Management
    • Program Management
    • Operations
  • Individual Strategy Commitment

Lesson 3: Strategy Mapping

  • Key objectives needed to achieve the vision
  • Defines cause-and-effect relationships between objectives
  • Operationalizing Objectives
    • Vision
      • Objective
      • Measures
      • Targets
    • Initiatives

Lesson 4: Linking Up To Strategy

  • Linking with a strategy map
  • Linking with a work map

Lesson 5: Taking Action

  • Identify organizational strategy
  • Determine current and target level of commitment
  • Link work to organizational strategy
  • Track and communicate progress