Strategic Planning and Execution

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About this course: Avoid the pitfalls of strategy planning and execution with the tools and skills from this course. You'll learn the pillars of strategy execution--analysis, formulation, and implementation--and how to use the 4A model to effectively approach strategy execution. Finally, a panel of leaders from entrepreneurs, nonprofits, and industry, share their expertise gleaned from years of successful strategy planning and execution.

Created by:  University of Virginia
  • Taught by:  Michael Lenox, Senior Associate Dean and Chief Strategy Officer

    Darden School of Business
  • Taught by:  Jared Harris, Samuel L. Slover Research Chair in Business Administration

    Darde…

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When you enroll for courses through Coursera you get to choose for a paid plan or for a free plan

  • Free plan: No certicification and/or audit only. You will have access to all course materials except graded items.
  • Paid plan: Commit to earning a Certificate—it's a trusted, shareable way to showcase your new skills.

About this course: Avoid the pitfalls of strategy planning and execution with the tools and skills from this course. You'll learn the pillars of strategy execution--analysis, formulation, and implementation--and how to use the 4A model to effectively approach strategy execution. Finally, a panel of leaders from entrepreneurs, nonprofits, and industry, share their expertise gleaned from years of successful strategy planning and execution.

Created by:  University of Virginia
  • Taught by:  Michael Lenox, Senior Associate Dean and Chief Strategy Officer

    Darden School of Business
  • Taught by:  Jared Harris, Samuel L. Slover Research Chair in Business Administration

    Darden School of Business
  • Taught by:  Scott Snell, Senior Associate Dean for Executive Education

    Darden School of Business
Basic Info Course 4 of 5 in the Business Strategy Specialization Commitment 4 weeks of study, 2-5 hours/week Language English, Subtitles: Vietnamese How To Pass Pass all graded assignments to complete the course. User Ratings 4.7 stars Average User Rating 4.7See what learners said Coursework

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Syllabus


WEEK 1


Strategy Analysis



This week, you'll connect strategic analysis to strategy execution. You'll walk through a series of questions to frame your analysis and ground your approach using the strategist's toolkit--and you'll learn a new tool, Hypothesis Testing, to unearth key assumptions related to choosing a strategy and assessing the validity of those assumptions. You'll also review data sources and how to "make the data speak" to guide your strategy decisions.


8 videos, 2 readings expand


  1. Reading: Course Overview & Requirements
  2. Reading: Get to Know Your Classmates in Discussion Forums
  3. Video: Introduction to Strategic Execution
  4. Video: Strategic Analysis
  5. Video: Strategic Analysis: Steps 1-3
  6. Video: Strategic Analysis: Step 4
  7. Video: Strategist'sToolkit: Hypothesis Testing
  8. Video: Strategy Research
  9. Video: Strategy Analytics
  10. Video: Module Lessons

Graded: Strategy Analysis

WEEK 2


Strategy Formulation



This week you'll learn about how strategy gets set and implemented in organizations. You'll discuss factors key to effective strategy formulation--and common challenges and pitfalls of strategy execution. You'll explore four different approaches to strategy formulation and how governance ties into effective strategy formulation.


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  1. Video: Pillars of Strategy Execution
  2. Video: Strategy in Organizations
  3. Video: Strategy Formulation: The Strategic War Room
  4. Video: Strategy Formulation: Rapid Prototyping
  5. Video: Strategy Formulation: Design Thinking
  6. Video: Strategy Formulation: Business Model Canvas
  7. Discussion Prompt: Strategy Formulation
  8. Video: Corporate Governance
  9. Video: The Human Factor
  10. Video: Common Strategy Execution Mistakes
  11. Video: Key Strategy Execution Questions
  12. Video: Module Lessons

Graded: Strategy Formulation

WEEK 3


Strategy Implementation



We welcome Professor Scott Snell to the course this week! He's a global specialist in strategy execution, and he shares his 4A Model for effective strategy execution: alignment, ability, agility, and architecture. This framework will help you ensure the human and organizational resources are in place to effectively execute your strategy.


13 videos expand


  1. Video: The Importance of Strategy Execution
  2. Video: The 4A Model of Strategy Execution
  3. Video: Introduction to Alignment
  4. Video: Achieving Alignment
  5. Video: Introduction to Ability
  6. Video: Investing in Talent
  7. Video: Introduction to Architecture
  8. Video: How Architecture Drives Performance
  9. Video: Architecture Best Practices
  10. Video: Introduction to Agility
  11. Video: Agility through Organizational Learning
  12. Video: Agility through Unity and Fluidity
  13. Video: Module Lessons
  14. Discussion Prompt: Investing in Talent

Graded: Strategy Implementation

WEEK 4


Practical Perspectives



This week we welcome guest speakers from a range of industries, from startups to nonprofits, to share their expertise from years of successful strategy development and execution. They'll communicate their best tips to help you develop your strategist's toolkit. We're also fortunate to be joined by Darden's Dean Scott Beardsley, whose 26 years with McKinsey informs the concrete tips he shares to improve strategy development and execution.


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  1. Video: Welcome to Our Guest Speakers
  2. Video: Shannon Smith, CEO Abundant Power
  3. Video: Byrne Murphy, DigiPlex
  4. Video: Carolyn Miles, Save the Children
  5. Video: Rick Edmunds, Strategy& PwC
  6. Video: Bob Hugin, Celgene
  7. Video: Rick Paschal, Darden '89
  8. Video: Sunil Ghatnekar, The Coca-Cola Company
  9. Video: Jerry Peng, Tranlin, Inc.
  10. Discussion Prompt: Key Takeaways
  11. Video: Dean Scott Beardsley: Background
  12. Video: Dean Scott Beardsley: Perspective
  13. Video: Dean Scott Beardsley: Process
  14. Video: Dean Scott Beardsley: Advice
  15. Video: Conclusion

Graded: Strategy Execution Plan
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