Strategy Analyst Modules

Understanding the benefits of working at a strategic level. These webinars are designed to help everyone in analytical roles become a more active contributor to their organisation’s strategy, to gain a place at the top table.

Managing Assumptions - Module 2

Hosted on 27th November 2020 By David Preece

Module 2 - Learn how variation and change in our assumptions is natural and expected and how to illustrate this to your stakeholders
 - See different ways of using data visualisation to educate stakeholders on the variability of assumptions
 - Understand different methodologies to include factors such as business experience and external factors into your assumptions

Managing Assumptions - Module 1

Hosted on 27th November 2020 By David Preece

Module 1 - Understand the need for everyone to realise the importance of managing your assumptions and how targets can drive behaviour
 - Consider the importance of assumptions in your models
 - Understand how creating shared ownership of assumptions will help with buy-in

Operating models, routing strategies and skill design - Module 2

Hosted on 13th November 2020 by David Preece

Module 2 - The conclusion of our module on call routing strategies.  In this module you will
 - Look at Call Purity vs Occupancy vs Specialisation
 - Learn how to use COS diagrams to illustrate the effects of routing plans
 - View the Routing Toolkit

Operating models, routing strategies and skill design - Module 1

Hosted on 13th November 2020 by David Preece

Module 1 - An introduction to call routing strategies and how they support different operating models and the benefits and pitfalls for each approach.       
 - Issues encountered when planning for Multiskilled environments
 - Understanding the purpose of multiskilling in your organisation
 - Balancing different perspectives

Data Visualisation

Hosted on 22nd July 2020 By Ian Robertson

Explore effective ways of presenting data in a meaningful, interesting and engaging way. Improve the way you inform and persuade your key stakeholders.  
 - Understand why your existing reports don’t excite or engage your stakeholders
 - Learn the basics of data visualisation and how to communicate information
 - Apply “2 key questions” and start the use the tools and resource you need 

Driving Strategy through Capacity Planning

Hosted on 14th July 2020 by Phil Anderson

This course is part of the “strategic analyst” series of webinars, designed to help everyone in analytical roles become a more active contributor to their organisation’s strategic narrative.

In this webinar we will explore:
 -    What is strategy 
 -    Benefits of working at the strategic level 
 -    Making sense of your organisational strategy
 -    Building capacity plans with you strategy in mind
 -    Influencing strategy through capacity planning

Accuracy & Confidence

Hosted on 15th June 2020 by Ian Robertson

Accuracy is important in any insight or forecast we produce but 100% accuracy is often not possible. In this module we will explore some statistical techniques to understand the accuracy and limitations of our insight and forecasts and how to communicate this with your stakeholders. In this module we will cover:
 - Standard Deviation  
 - Margin of error  
 - The language of confidence

Intro to The Planning Cycle

Hosted on 8th June 2020 by David Preece

Learn the role planning plays in implementing your strategic objectives.  Understand the importance of your role and how you can help others.
 - Understand how the strategic objective is implemented into a forecasting, scheduling and real-time plan.
 - Learn about the importance of effective data checkpoints, change governance and hand-overs
 - Play a part in driving continuous improvement and become the nerve-centre of the business

Bottom Up v Top Down Planning

Hosted on 29th May 2020 by David Preece

There are two different ways to approach budget planning – but some organisations find themselves involved in a hybrid third approach. There is no right or wrong way but it is vital to understand the process and to understand if it is appropriate.
 - Learn the benefits and drawbacks of each approach
 - Look at how your overall business strategy should determine your budget process
 - Understand if your business is led by demand or by supply

The Strategy Pyramid

Hosted on 28th April 2020 by Ian Robertson

Before setting targets and goals it is important that these are aligned to strategies that support your organisational goals. In this module;
 - Understand your organisational goals
 - See how to balance your strategies
 - Learn how to align the right metrics and targets to your strategies

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