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LinkedIn Learning

Creating a Program Strategy

via LinkedIn Learning


Learn how to create a program strategy that aligns with corporate objectives, define a program vision statement, and determine the target operating model for the program.

Programs benefit from a vision statement, but vision statements are commonly mistaken for mission statements. This course provides information on the difference between the two, why a vision is important in any type of program, and how it can be used effectively for stakeholder engagement. Join Claudine Peet as she explains how to plan a program, ensuring that it aligns with corporate strategy, ultimately increasing the success of the program. After outlining an overview, she shares tips for how to achieve program objectives, define a strong vision statement, spearhead communications between participants, create a target operating model, conduct a gap analysis, and more.


  • Programs: The big picture
1. Overview
  • Strategic context of a program
  • Defining program drivers
  • Achieving program objectives
2. Creating a Vision Statement
  • What is a vision statement?
  • Planning a vision workshop
  • Tools for defining a vision
  • Characteristics of good program vision
  • Tips for creating a vision statement
3. Communicating the Vision
  • Plan communication of the vision
  • Changing the vision
4. Creating the Target Operating Model
  • What is a target operating model (TOM)?
  • TOM tools and techniques
  • Gap analysis
  • Identifying projects to deliver the TOM
  • Presenting the TOM
  • Next steps

Taught by

Claudine Peet

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