This program addresses the common “too many initiatives” problem by aligning and mobilizing leaders around those initiatives that are “right” for the strategic ambition. MSI helps leaders collaboratively identify those initiatives they believe will achieve their goals and agree on the fate of lesser projects, including the retirement of projects.
Various exercises and discussions will demonstrate how business leaders and strategists can learn to master the complexity of resource allocation and initiative deployment across competing opportunities with different objectives, potential rates of return, risk profiles, constraints and dependencies. MSI is particularly helpful when deployed in the following areas:
Group Innovation Sessions
Research & Development/New Product Development
Information Technology Options and Opportunities
At the conclusion of this course, leaders will be able to assess the risk and potential value of each initiative in a “portfolio” of initiatives and make trade-off decisions associated with organizational resources and implementation capacity restraints. This program supports the participants’ ability to make evaluative decisions relating to the viability of a “basket” of initiatives, including.
Long-term vs. short-term balance
Stakeholder balance across the five key stakeholder categories
Initiative business, financial, reputational and operational risk
Confident in the results of our work, we back it with a Performance Guarantee, which is unmatched in the consulting industry. Simply stated, LeadFirst unconditionally guarantees its work. If any service fails to deliver on agree-upon objectives, we will refund the full amount paid for that service.
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