Problem solving & Introduction to strategy
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Problem solving & Introduction to strategy

Build a strong understanding of key strategy and problem solving concepts, techniques and frameworks
5.0 (2 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
14 students enrolled
Last updated 3/2017
English
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Includes:
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Understanding the strategy development process and its practical applications
  • Understand the problem solving process and appropriate tools and frameworks
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Requirements
  • there are no special pre-requistes to take this course
  • basic ability to use any of devices at a beginner level
  • highly interest in problem-solving and strategy methods
Description

Learn how to develop business strategies and solve problems in a structured manner like strategy consultants would

Build a strong understanding of key strategy and problem solving concepts, techniques and frameworks

  • Corporate vs. Business-unit level strategic plans
  • Common strategy frameworks and their applications e.g. Porters, game theory, 2x2 matrix
  • Inductive vs. deductive approaches to problem solving
  • Problem solving tools and frameworks e.g. issues tree analysis, fishbone diagram analysis, pareto analysis


Strategy and problem solving in the modern business world

The course provides an overview of the business strategy formulation process and structured problem solving.


Content and Overview 

For each of business strategy and problem solving topics, the course first introduces the process, followed by key frameworks and examples of each.

The course is designed using practical examples to illustrate the frameworks and concepts, giving the participants an appreciation of how this can be applied in real life.

At the end of the course, participants would have gained an understanding of the right way to approach strategy and business problems in a structured manner.


Who is the target audience?
  • Tertiary education students and business professionals who would like a better understanding of what strategy means and how to apply a structured process to solving business problems
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Curriculum For This Course
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Introduction to the Course
1 Lecture 00:43
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Problem Solving
6 Lectures 15:33



Hypotheses generation
01:35

Analysis and data collection
01:37

Synthesis
03:08
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Introduction to Strategy
10 Lectures 28:17
What is strategy?
01:14


Corporate strategy overview
01:46

Corporate strategy - Articulating a vision
01:49

Corporate strategy - Portfolio & growth
06:32

BU strategy overview
01:31

BU strategy - Where to compete
01:32

BU strategy - How to compete
05:03

BU strategy - When to compete
02:11

Potential bases for competitive advantage
03:56
About the Instructor
Stamford Advisory
5.0 Average rating
3 Reviews
14 Students
2 Courses
Management Consulting Firm

Stamford Advisory is a specialist advisory firm headquartered in Singapore and serving clients throughout the Asia-Pacific. Helmed by seasoned consultants and industry practitioners, our advisory approach centres upon working hand-in-hand with clients in a true partnership, by combining Stamford Advisory’s expertise with our clients’ internal capabilities. We focus primarily on leveraging analytics to enhance decision-making and drive business strategies across organizations.

To complement our suite of advisory services, we also offer Corporate training services to clients, in the form of both bespoke face-to-face and standardised online training modules. Our clients include financial institutions, government organizations and corporations.


Specialties
Business Strategy, Risk Management, and Analytics And Insight

Sean Choo
5.0 Average rating
2 Reviews
14 Students
1 Course
Managing Director of Stamford Advisory

Sean Choo is a Managing Director at Stamford Advisory, focusing on South East Asian markets. Sean has over 15 years of consulting and industry experience in Financial Services across Asia, working with global, regional as well as local leading banks in SEA, HK, Taiwan, China, Korea and Australia. Prior to Stamford Advisory, he was a Principal at A.T. Kearney and Oliver Wyman, and before that was responsible for Asia ex-Japan strategy for a global banking group where his role included strategy, business development and due diligence of inorganic opportunities.

Sean’s expertise spans across strategy, customer experience, proposition development, digital, analytics, sales force effectiveness and end-to-end process redesign, across retail and wholesale banking. His past work includes:

  • Corporate level and business unit level growth and turnaround strategies for various regional and local banks
  • Business and target operating model development for wholesale, transaction banking, SME, retail and wealth management businesses
  • Customer centricity transformation of banking groups including areas of organisation design, customer segmentation, proposition design, customer experience and infrastructure enablers
  • Frontline branch and sales performance management including measurement metric definition, target setting and remuneration design
  • Risk and marketing analytics model, processes and organisational development to optimise business strategy, customer segmentation, proposition design and frontline delivery
  • End-to-end process redesign of key product lines and customer segments
  • Due diligence and business planning for M&A, JVs and alliances

Sean has a B.Comm from The University of Melbourne and an MBA from London Business School. Sean is also a CFA charter member and member of CPA Australia