Strategic Planning: Process-Based Competition
Orion Development Group’s strategic planning process is a fusion of the most successful aspects of multiple well-known strategic planning and operational excellence methodologies. It gives our clients the highest probability of effectively deploying strategic initiatives and sustaining strategic success based on their unique process capabilities.
Look to Orion to help you:
- Establish a clear corporate vision with actionable goals
- Leverage unique process capabilities to develop a Blue Ocean® or Blue Sky Strategy
- Link and align strategic objectives via the Strategy Map
- Develop scorecards and initiatives to assure successful execution
- Align day-to-day operations with strategic objectives
Orion Development Group’s strategic planning process is time-tested, straightforward and flexible. It has been used successfully by major corporations, mid-sized government agencies and small not-for profits. There are four cornerstones:
- Results-Oriented Vision Statements to provide clarity and metrics for success
- Strategic Process Assessment to identify unique capabilities and critical weaknesses
- Strategy Map to communicate dependencies and priorities
- Balanced Scorecard to monitor progress and enable course corrections
These important work products are created during an easy-to-follow, seven-step flow that can be use to develop new strategies, refine deployment of existing strategies, and improve strategic execution. Services include:
Vision and Goal Setting
Blue Ocean and Blue Sky Strategies
Balanced Scorecard Development and Refinement
Integration and Change Management
Building Your Strategic Competency
At its best, the strategic planning process produces a clear picture of your future that is both actionable and measurable. Too often organizations fail to reach the future state because there is a disconnect between strategic priorities and day-to-day process execution. Orion’s Strategic Planning curriculum will give your organization the skills needed to make business processes both the source of strategic differentiation and the guarantors of effective strategy execution.
How to Leverage Process Excellence to Improve Your Profitability and Competitive Advantage
How to Discover New Growth Opportunities
How to Link Strategic Objectives to Operational Initiatives
Deploying Processes and Innovation as Strategic Weapons
How to Generate Innovations that Matter to Your Customers and to Your Strategy
How to Achieve Superior Performance and Strategic Success
How to Clarify, Deploy and Manage Strategy in the Public Sector
These skills can also be delivered as a consulting engagement applied to real projects. For more information, email Margaret Powers.
Strategic Services Leader – Ralph Smith
Over the past 25 years, Mr. Smith has helped organizations in all industries increase quality of service and rethink strategic positioning by adapting and applying contemporary process improvement techniques. Mr. Smith is intimately familiar with strategic planning. He is a recognized expert in this discipline and author of the highly rated text Business Process Management and the Balanced Scorecard. Ralph is uniquely qualified to help organizations align customer experience improvement efforts with the organization’s long-term strategy.
Mr. Smith has a Masters degree in Operations Research from the Georgia Institute of Technology and a Bachelors degree in Mathematics and Statistics from the University of Georgia.
CX Practice Leader – Amanda Dietz
Amanda (Mandy) Dietz is Vice President-Solution Integration for Orion Development Group. She has more than 25 years of experience in operations management, process innovation, technology deployment and customer service. As a trainer and consultant, Ms. Dietz is able to leverage her diverse expertise and strategic outlook to help clients fully realize CX transformations.
Prior to joining Orion, Ms. Dietz served on the senior management teams for two companies. In these roles, Ms. Dietz’s accomplishments included:
- Product line profitability in excess of 10% for multiple years
- Award-winning improvements in operations and customer service
- Numerous successful information technology conversion projects
Her clients stem from all industries. They include:
Ms. Dietz earned her BS in Finance from Indiana University and MBA in International Management from the University of South Florida. She is a Certified Quality Manager (ASQ).
Organizational Change Consultant – Joseph Cirafesi
Joe Cirafesi is a Strategic Process Management consultant and instructor for Orion Development Group. Prior to joining Orion, Joe Cirafesi spent more than 20 years at Air Products and Chemicals where he has helped the company evolve to an internationally recognized benchmark for excellence in cross-functional process management.
As a Human Resources Manager, Joe Cirafesi helped lead major changes to the organizational structure and leadership teams from 1995 to 1997. As a Business Manager/Process Owner, Joe Cirafesi was responsible for the ongoing management of the product development, innovation, bidding, customer engagement, engineering construction and start-up work processes. As a European Region Director, Joe Cirafesi organized training and application of continuous improvement tools in 11 countries. These efforts improved profitability by 5% to 20% in various units.
Joe Cirafesi is a Certified Management Accountant who received his BA in genetics from Cornell University and an MBA from the Smeal College of Business at Penn State.
Strategic Planning Consultant – Joseph Brancaccio
Joe Brancaccio is a Strategic Process Management Consultant for Orion Development Group. He has more than 25 years of experience in process management, strategic planning, organizational effectiveness, and leadership.
Mr. Brancaccio has worked with many Fortune 500 companies and assisted the States of Texas and Oklahoma with their quality improvement strategies. He was directly involved with the ‘Leadership Through Quality’ strategy at Xerox Corporation and assisted with the winning of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award.
Joe Brancaccio graduated with honors from the U.S. Military School in Fort Knox, Kentucky and is a Fellow at the University of Texas, Austin.
Orion Development Group has helped more than 50 organizations chart a new path to the future via strategic planning and Balanced Scorecard services. Indeed, one client’s (Alcoa) turnaround story earned it Balanced Scorecard Hall of Fame finalist status while another (Weichert) was inducted into the Hall. Our strategy clients include:
Let Orion help you rethink strategy and achieve dramatic business results. Call Margaret Powers today at (800) 510-2117 or submit a question below.
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