University of Virginia

Strategic Planning and Execution

This course is part of Business Strategy Specialization

Taught in English

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Michael Lenox
Jared Harris
Scott Snell

Instructors: Michael Lenox

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Gain insight into a topic and learn the fundamentals

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10 hours (approximately)
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What you'll learn

  • How to connect strategic analysis to strategy execution using hypothesis testing to unearth key assumptions and assess their validity

  • Four different approaches to strategy formulation and how governance ties into effective strategy formulation

  • Use the 4A Model for effective strategy execution to ensure appropriate human and organizational resources are in place

  • Tips from industry experts for successful strategy development and execution

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Course

Gain insight into a topic and learn the fundamentals

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10 hours (approximately)
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There are 4 modules in this course

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.

What's included

8 videos2 readings1 quiz

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.

What's included

11 videos1 quiz1 discussion prompt

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.

What's included

13 videos1 quiz1 discussion prompt

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.

What's included

14 videos1 peer review1 discussion prompt

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4.8 (141 ratings)
Michael Lenox
University of Virginia
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