The importance of strategy in Product Leader's journey!

What is strategy? How is strategy important in journey as a Product Leader? Strategic Acumen is one of the most important skills that a product leader needs to deliver world-class products and run a successful business. Dr. Pavan Soni takes you through the course as he explains the importance of strategic acumen and methods to develop strategic acumen in your career.

Your Instructor

Dr. Pavan Soni is an Innovation Evangelist by profession and a teacher by passion. He has consulted with leading organizations on innovation and creativity. Pavan works closely with the Karnataka Knowledge Commission, FICCI, NHRD, Bangalore Chamber of Industry and Commerce, CII, and European Business Group, among other industry bodies towards shaping their innovation activities.

Pavan is author of over a dozen papers and articles published in national and international journals, and has contributed to three books on innovation and creativity. He is a Gold Medalist from MBM Engineering College Jodhpur, and did his PGDIE from NITIE Mumbai. Currently, Pavan completed his Doctoral Studies from IIM Bangalore in the domain of innovation management.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Chapter 1: Introduction

    • Who is this course relevant for?
    • What can participants expect to learn by the end of this course?
    • Define the topics covered in the course
    • Chapter Quiz
  • 2

    Chapter 2: The Nature and Purpose of Strategy

    • Learning Objective
    • Origin of Strategy
    • What Is Strategy?
    • What Strategy Is Not?
    • Why Strategy?
    • Why Strategy?
    • Levels of Strategy
    • Chapter Quiz
  • 3

    Chapter 3: Industry and Environment Analysis

    • Learning Objective
    • Why Industry Analysis?
    • Porter’s Five Forces Model
    • PESTEL Analysis
    • Assessing Disruptive Forces
    • Strategy Canvas
    • Chapter Quiz
  • 4

    Chapter 4: Corporate Strategy

    • Learning Objective
    • What is a Corporate Strategy?
    • Three Horizons of Growth
    • SWOT Analysis
    • Blue Ocean Strategy
    • Chapter Quiz
  • 5

    Chapter 5: Business Strategy

    • Learning Outcome
    • What is a Business Strategy?
    • Basis of Competition
    • Fit and Stretch Mindset
    • BCG Matrix
    • Business Model Canvas
    • McKinsey 7-S Framework
    • Chapter Quiz
  • 6

    Chapter 6: Choosing and Defining Product Strategy

    • Learning Objective
    • What is Product Strategy?
    • Components of Product Strategy
    • Competitive Positioning
    • Crossing the Chasm
    • Imitation Barriers
    • Frameworks: Ansoff Matrix, Kano Model, Product Market Fit Pyramid, Balanced Scorecard
    • Product spread
  • 7

    Chapter 7: Building Strategic Thinking

    • Learning Objectives
    • Holistic Thinking
    • Outside-in Perspective
    • Creating a Stretch
    • Trade-off
    • Ambidexterity
    • Chapter Quiz
  • 8

    Chapter 8: Conclusion

    • Summary
    • Product analysis


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