2010 Annual Conference
Positioning for Long-Term Success in a Short-Term World
Deep Dive Workshops

Deep Dive workshops are focused small-group presentations that take a deeper look into specific strategic planning-centric subject matter. Since these sessions have limited capacity you are encouraged to book at the time of conference registration.

Please note, there is an additional charge for these Workshops.

Monday, February 22

Enterprise Chess

Vicki Hamilton
Senior Vice President of Enterprise Performance - Turner Broadcasting Systems

Gen. Eugene Tattini
Deputy Director - Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Enterprise Chess... Organizations have lots of pieces and players. In order to make them work effectively you must Think, Plan, and then Act. If you think about the game of chess, the enterprise is not all that different. In order to start the game you must place your players on the board. Do you have the right resources? Do they have the skill sets and capabilities? In chess, you have different ranks of the players (Bishops, Crooks, etc.). Just like chess, the enterprise has to think about all of these components and then put them on the "board". Upon arrival, strategy kicks in and the players need a plan. The point of the game is to beat your opponent but this does not come with a pre-set time frame. Just like business, we are unsure of what tomorrow will bring. Therefore, our strategy may take years but as we knock down the "pieces" in our way we will eventually determine if our actions have proved fruitful.

Each participant will have a working plan to begin their IT Enterprise Performance initiative.

Workshop B

This is a closed session for ASP Corporate Members only.

Show on schedule grid Monday 1:00 - 3:00 pm

Leave it Better Than You Found It

Randall Rollinson
President of LBL Strategies, Ltd.

Dennis R. Bozzi
President of the New York Association of Homes and Services for the Aging

This presentation delivers an "association based" case study of organization performance where effective strategic management intersects with leadership succession. In this case, the work of succession ends up being about smooth leadership transition within a fully functioning strategy management process for an organization where understanding and managing the direction of the organization is in the hands of many rather than one "all knowing leader." The process is one in which the board leadership, executive management and staff sadly part company with a highly respected and much beloved CEO. They do so with confidence because, as a team, they know where they are going and what they are doing to get there. Models, tools and checklists will be provided.

Workshop C

Members: $75
Non-Members: $125

Show on schedule grid Monday 2:00 - 4:30 pm

Turn Good Ideas into Results

Terry Schmidt, MBA, PMP
Founder, ManagementPro.com

Fortune Magazine estimates that 70% of all strategies and projects fail, largely due to inability to turn strategic intent into executable projects. This session provides a best practice approach which applies to complex projects, programs, and strategic initiatives of all types.

You'll learn the Logical Framework, a simple yet powerful approach originally developed for USAID. This methodology supports the ASP's Think-Plan-Act model and will help you to:

  • Design practical action plans for any problem, idea, or opportunity.
  • Align project objectives with organizational goals.
  • Build consensus on approach and bring clarity to fuzzy situations.
  • Discover and eliminate potential pitfalls in advance.
  • Clearly communicate project strategy among stakeholders.
  • Get teams and cross-functional task forces moving faster.
  • Deliver on-target projects that increase performance, productivity, and profits.

This session incorporates concepts from the presenter's breakthrough book Strategic Project Management Made Simple: Practical Tools for Leaders and Teams (Wiley, 2009)

Workshop D

Members: $75
Non-Members: $125

Show on schedule grid Monday 2:00 - 4:30 pm

Integrated Strategic Planning and Management Using The Balanced Scorecard

Howard Rohm
President and CEO of the Balanced Scorecard Institute and the Strategy Management Group

Workshop Topics:

  • Strategic alignment - What does it mean? How does it work?
  • How to think, plan, and act strategically -- align the work people do with a shared vision of the future
  • Turn the strategic elements you already have into an integrated planning and management system
  • Map your organization's strategy to show how you create value for your customers
  • Develop meaningful performance measures for strategy and operations
  • Identify and prioritize strategic initiatives, to focus your organization on what matters most
  • How the balanced scorecard supports ASP's Think, Plan, and Act model

Workshop Take-Aways:

  • Learn how to build an integrated strategic planning and management system, starting with your current strategic plan
  • Learn now to align individual performance to organization vision and mission
  • Learn how to map your strategy, to create a clear picture of how you create value for customers
  • Learn how to develop outcome and output performance measures
  • Learn how to prioritize your initiatives, to focus on the most important things
  • Learn how to build change management into your strategic thinking and planning

Workshop E

Members: $75
Non-Members: $125

Show on schedule grid Monday 2:00 - 4:30 pm

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