StrateXecution: Successful Strategy Implementation Using Systems Thinking, Agile Mindset and Portfolio Management with Lawrence Suda and Anthony Paris

What You Will Learn

Upon completion of this training, learners will be able to: 

  • Use systems thinking to develop an effective strategy implementation plan.
  • Make collaborative decisions with other business functional team members.
  • Apply agile project management concepts to drive the implementation of the strategy using objectives & key results (OKRs) and key performance indicators (KPIs) to deliver a balance scorecard covering market share, customer loyalty, employee motivation, profitability and ESG score 


Most organizations struggle to execute the full potential of their business strategies. You need to ask yourself several important questions:

  • Is your implementation bold, focused, and as simple as possible?
  • Do you mobilize the right resources?
  • Do you leverage insights on customers and competitors?
  • Do you promote team engagement and cross-business cooperation?
  • Do you own the decisions you make?
  • Do you have an agile organization?
  • Do you conduct the right projects in your portfolio at the right time?

This immersive, experiential simulation lab will show you how to deliver a given strategy. It will also give you deep insight into the nature of practical change management, decision-making, portfolio management, and an agile mindset. The training comes at the right time as we enter a new era of profound change. Anchored by a high-reality computer simulation of a small business needing to re-invent itself and grow into a medium-sized business, the lab creates a highly engaging, hands-on environment that will enable you to experience collaborative decisions with other functional team members while considering project portfolios to support delivery of the required strategy.



    • Introductions and Program Objectives
    • Team Mind Maps and Team Ground Rules
    • Agile Business and Agile Teams
    • Understanding Business Dynamics 
    • Introductions to the Business: Manufacturing, Product Markets, and Current Situation
    • Finance
    • SWOT Analysis
    • Avoiding Silos 
    • Execute Year 2, Q1 and Q2
    • Review Results and Q&A About Business 
    • Overnight Thoughts and Q&A
    • Reflections Exercise
    • Inclusive Leadership, Business Agility
    • Execute Year 2, Q3 and Q4
    • Review: Key Business Indicators
    • Six Components of a Business Plan
    • Prepare Business Plan for Year 3
    • Present Business Plan
    • Execute Year 3, Q1 and Q2
    • Monitor Plan Versus Actual Results, Record Key Indicators, Big  Balanced Scorecard Charts
    • Overnight Thoughts: Review Year 3, Q1 and Q2
    • Reflections Exercise
    • Effective Teams
    • Review Team Process and Ground Rules
    • Components of a Defensible Business Plan
    • Human Capital, ESG, NPS, Market Share
    • Present Status Year 3, Q1 and Q2
    • Execute Year 3, Q4
    • Monitor Plan Versus Actual Results Year 3, Record Key Indicators
    • Prepare Business Plan for Year  
    • Present Year 4 Business Plan
    • Report on Customer Satisfaction/Employee Satisfaction
    • Execute Plan for Year 4, Q1, Q2, Q3, and Q4
    • Year 4 Monitor Plan Versus Actual Results
    • Debrief and Reflections
    • Program Close

Instructors were highly knowledgeable and interactive! I left with tools and strategies I can implement to further my career.

PDU Allocation Table

The table below displays the number of professional development units (PDUs) awarded for each PMI® credential, as they align to the PMI Talent Triangle®. Power Skills and Business Acumen PDUs apply evenly across all credentials and Ways of Working PDUs apply only to specific credentials. PDUs will be added in full to all eligible credentials. *Please note that the asterisked row below applies to the PMI® Agile Certification Journey and includes Disciplined Agile® Scrum Master (DASM), Disciplined Agile® Senior Scrum Master (DASSM), Disciplined Agile® Coach (DAC), and Disciplined Agile® Value Stream Consultant (DAVSC) certifications.
Ways of Working Power Skills Business Acumen Total
CAPM® / PMI-CP™ / PMP® / PgMP® 0 14 14 28.00
PMI-ACP® / Agile* 0 14 14 28.00
PMI-SP® 0 14 14 28.00
PMI-RMP® 0 14 14 28.00
PfMP® 0 14 14 28.00
PMI-PBA® 0 14 14 28.00
Ways of Working Power Skills Business Acument Talent Triangle



Lawrence Suda

Lawrence Suda is the CEO of Management Worlds/Palatine Group and is a popular and senior trainer, speaker and sought-after consultant. As a simulation designer and trainer his focus is on teamwork, business culture that drives results, a forward moving vision building leadership capability in support of business strategy and achieving key business outcomes. Larry is known for his company’s project and program management simulations and is one of the early developers of simulation learning products. After 30 years in the business, he is still driven by the same passion for learning — it’s the fuel that inspires the smartest simulations in the business. He has designed and facilitated thousands of leadership and project and program management workshops for Fortune 500 corporations, government agencies, and PMI Training classes around the globe. He has written and lectured widely in international forums, both at the academic and practice levels.


Anthony Paris

Anthony Paris is a business consultant mainly working on projects to deliver improvements in service delivery, projects delivery, and business results. From 1990 to 1996 he was Managing Director of Air Malta, the Maltese National Airline, performing a major reorganization and implementing major automation projects. His management consulting work includes many years of helping organizations like JP Morgan Chase, American Express, Metropolitan Life, NASA, and General Electric in the USA. Currently he is based in Europe, consulting with large organizations such as Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC), Schindler, Citibank, BBVA, Department of the Treasury (Southern Australia), Genpact, and UST Global.

Training Information

16 - 19 September 2024
4 Days


Member Price
(US$2745.00 before 5 August)
Nonmember Price
(US$2945.00 before 5 August)
Government Price
Student Price

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