Validating Strategies Blog

Great slide share from the Chairman of the UK Association of Project Management

Steve Wake, chair of the UK Association of Project Management recently described Validating Strategies as "The Project Management Holy Grail" - see his slide share here:

Master classes in internationally-recognised strategy methodology to be held in Wellington, Christchurch, London and Cologne

29 September 2014

Validating Strategies, a book by New Zealand strategy expert Dr Phil Driver, described at recent Norwegian and UK conferences as ‘the project management holy grail’, will be demonstrated in master classes in Wellington next week and Christchurch the following week (see links below).

UK Social Investment Group/Housing Association builds strategies using OpenStrategies

Merron Simpson, one of our key UK OpenStrategies facilitators, posted this on Twitter:

Just spent an excellent day training enthusiastic Trident team to maximise social impact using @OpenStrategies @JohnM_Trident

OpenStrategies at Airbus in Toulouse (with the UK Association of Project Managers)

Note this conference at Airbus Industries in Toulouse, France and in particular the presentation at 2pm on day 2: Steve Wake, Chair of the UK Association of Project Managers presenting on behalf of OpenStrategies Ltd. 
From the conference website:
"Steve Wake will discuss his quest for a better understanding of the relationship between projects and portfolio benefits. For him the Holy Grail.

Validating Strategies Practitioner Courses update

We will be running internationally certified Validating Strategies Practitioner courses in NZ and the UK as follows:

Wellington NZ at LINZ offices 6-8th October 2014

Christchurch NZ at Canterbury University 14-16th October 2014

London UK at Xenia (near Waterloo) 9-11th December 2014

London UK at Xenia 13-15th December 2014

Register here (please choose your region on the registration page to show the courses in your country)

Slideshare from Validating Strategies webinar

Here's the slideshare and transcript from my recent webinar for the UK Association of Project Managers

Validating Strategies webinar 14 August 2014

Phil Driver will be leading a webinar on Validating Strategies on the 14th August 2014.  See here for details and to register. 

Is it Strategy... or Tactics?

So what exactly is ‘strategy’ and does it differ from ‘tactics’ or ‘operations’?

There have been endless debates about the meanings of strategy, tactics, operations and related strategy-words. The fact that these debates are endless, and the fact that it is widely reported that less than 10% of strategies actually have any impact, suggests that more clarity is required.

Launching the Book

April 15th is the official launch date for my book 'Validating Strategies' - a huge milestone for the OpenStrategies' team and supporters.  This book is the accumulation of contributions from many people in NZ, the UK and Germany. It's been a long journey which could not have happened without the intellectual, financial, emotional,  academic and technical support of many colleagues. 

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