CMI Unit 712 Leading Strategic Management Projects

A fundamental part of a leader’s role is to develop and lead strategic management projects. Tailored to the long-term aims of the organisation, projects may focus on opportunities for organisational growth, development or the management of change. Projects may explore identified problems or weaknesses. They may be designed to create dynamic new opportunities in the competitive marketplace, explore new ways of working or build capabilities. Ultimately a strategic management project should add value to the organisation.

Project management methodologies, research methodologies, strategic thinking, planning, project implementation.

About this course

The aim of this unit is for leaders to undertake a strategic management project of their own choosing. To achieve this outcome leaders will develop a business case, propose research design to inform the project’s direction and recommend project management methods and tools to structure the delivery of the project. Leaders will report on project outcomes and reflect on the skills and behaviours which ultimately influence the success of the strategic management project.

Learning outcomes

  1. Know how to develop a strategic management project
  2. Know how to conduct a strategic management project

Course content

1.1 Develop the business case for a strategic management project

1.2 Propose a research design to inform the direction of the strategic management project

1.3 Recommend a project management methodology and tools to structure project delivery

2.1 Report on the outcomes of the strategic management project

2.2 Critically reflect on the leadership skills and behaviours used to conduct the strategic management project

Key Features

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Time-efficient learning that fits around your other commitments

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Apply the learning directly to your current or future work setting

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Expert tutors with real-world senior management experience

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CMI Unit 712 Leading Strategic Management Projects

Course Summary

Guided Learning

24 Hours

Course / Unit Credit Value

Unit 712: 100 TUT

Qualification 1

CMI Level 7 Strategic Management and Leadership Practice

Qualification 1 Credit Value

Award: 70 TUT; Certificate: 140 TUT; Diploma: 370 TUT
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