About this course: Are you looking for a deeper understanding of the basic elements of business strategy, from design through execution? This four-part course covers the fundamentals of designing a business strategy, executing that strategy and measuring results, managing operations and improving processes, and running successful projects that support your business goals. You’ll learn how to . . . • Plan and implement a business strategy from start to finish • Analyze both the external and internal context of your firm using established analytical frameworks • Identify sources of competitive advantage • Align functional strategies with corporate strategies • Measure success—and distinguish good metrics from bad metrics • Analyze and improve manufacturing and service processes • Use time-tested tools such as process flow diagrams and queuing theory • Design and lead successful projects that support your organizational strategy • Create a work breakdown structure, uncertainty assessment, network diagram, Gantt chart schedule, and communication plan for your project • Close your project effectively This course gives you the confidence to make smarter business decisions using time-tested processes and tools.