Strategy and Business Planning

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OpenLearn: Introducing a Framework for Strategy

If you are currently engaged in strategic decision-making, or will be in the future, this free course, Introducing a Framework for Strategy, will stimulate your imagination and inform your judgement.  An understanding of the frameworks of strategy and an ability to use them imaginatively will help your organisation survive in the longer-term and perform its role more effectively. [Last checked: 14/5/18]


Mind Tools: Strategy

On this page, you’ll learn 126 strategy skills – techniques that help you understand your competitive environment; identify the options open to you; set strategic priorities; deliver your strategy; and work intelligently in areas like purchasing, marketing, operations, and manufacturing. [Last checked: 14/5/18]


Your strategy needs a strategy

Is it possible to look ahead without stumbling over what’s in front of you? All too often companies spend precious time laying out long term strategic plans, only to discover that their maps are out of date in a month. Business strategy expert Martin Reeves offers a solution. He advocates transitioning from relying on a single “classical” approach to strategy and moving towards a more tailored approach to strategy and execution, selecting from 5 distinct patterns of success. [Last checked: 14/5/18]