Target Operating Models

Target Operating Models –  3 day Traditional class room course or 10 Personal Mentoring sessions

Target Operating Models are a key output in transformational change and business architecture. A change of strategic direction means an organisation has to change from what it is today to what it needs to be tomorrow. A target operating model explains what the future world will look like giving a rationale for why this is so. Target operating models can be at different levels: enterprise functional or project, but in all of these cases they essentially “paint a picture of the future” for the purposes of communication providing clarity of what to change and what to do.

Target Operating Model

Target Operating Model

Stakeholders all have different interests and a good target operating model presents the future in ways that relate to stakeholder needs, to make sure that all understand where the organisation is going and why.
There is a considerable skill in creating good communicative material that explains the strategy and how that strategy will manifest in a transformed enterprise.

This course of learning takes the delegate through the process of collecting and assembling information, to a tell a story of where we have come from, why are we changing and what will we become.

This course is designed to explore compare and contrast a wide variety of tools and techniques for you to choose and apply to appropriate business design tasks. It has a comprehensive scope covering most of the currently used approaches. We explore where techniques cross over and compliment each other. This course is not methodology specific and indeed we deliberately avoid presenting a one way approach. If you want a methodology specific event then we have other options that might suit you better.

Content Overview.

This course is deliberately designed to give focus to the specific task of producing a Target Operating Model.

Explores the role of a target operating model in the strategic planning process and execution of strategy

Takes delegates through the steps and approaches to creating a target operating model

Using leading practice techniques to present the future business model including:

  • Value Stream/Chain analysis
  • Design Principle Formation
  • Capability modelling
  • Strategy maps
  • CCPPOLDAT Domains of Change
  • Business Model/Propostion Design/Operating Model Canvasses,
  • Component based architectures.

Examines the use of cross functional viewpoints to describe the future business.

How to show changes and gaps between the “As Is” and “To Be”.

How to present different views to different stakeholders.

On completion the delegates will:

Be able to facilitate and deliver a Target Operating Model.

Be able to explain how to take a given strategy and articulate the future look of the organisation arising from that strategy.

Be able to link the strategy through to high level requirements.
Construct Views appropriate to different Stakeholder views.

Understand the role of a target operating model as an output and how it compares and contrasts to other outputs of transformational change.

Who should attend:
● Change Programme Managers
● Transformational Leads.
● Enterprise Business Architects who are new to the role or have not had previous experience of delivering best practise Target Operating Models.
● Senior Business Analysts tasked with working on strategic change transformation.
All the above who wish to use Target Operating Models to describe and communicate a future state.

Expectations  of Delegates:
In the case of traditional classroom delivery:
Delegates should expect to engage in group discussions and apply their own business experiences.
To contribute to the group as a whole in bringing the development of Target Operating Models alive in their own terms and own industries.
Expect to be challenged and to apply creativity to presented proofficepic2blems and exercises.
The material has been loosely bench marked at Level 6 *NQF
*National QualificationFramework (UK).

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