(Non)-Executive Crash Course - Strategy Execution Through Projects

Strategy has little value until it is implemented.

In a world where disruption can happen overnight, moving rapidly from strategy formulation to implementation is critical.

Yet too many companies go only halfway, putting their best people into formulation and in effect ending up treating implementation as an afterthought. As a result, strategies fail, customers leave, key talent is lost and financial performance suffers.

One key piece of closing the gap between strategy formulation and strategy implementation is strategic alignment and balancing your project portfolio.

Unfortunately, balancing your project portfolio is like juggling one hundred balls... in a storm... on a boat. 

The goals are clear and simple. 

1) Maximizing the value of your portfolio 

2) Seeking the right balance of projects 

3) Creating a strong link to your strategy 

4) Doing the right number of projects 

Achieving these goals, on the other hand, is not such an easy task. 

Especially balancing your portfolio is more an art than a science. Key considerations for your portfolio should include managing risk. Risk should be balanced across the portfolio, and risk should be diversified so that all projects are exposed to different risks. 

Breadth of strategic objectives and benefit types is also important; if every project is a cost-cutting project, then that has an impact on business performance and revenue growth will be reduced. 

It is only by treating projects as a portfolio that these trade-offs can be managed effectively. 

This executive crash course will teach you the concepts, tools and visualisations that will enable you to balance your portfolio and execute your strategy whilst not endangering your operations.


In this half day training I will teach you about;

> Maximizing Value
> Risk to Realize Value
> Difficulty to Realize Value
> Time to Realize Value
> Cost of Delay
> Resource Spread
> Investment Types (Run, Grow, Transform)

This training will be highly interactive. Ask any questions you have at the moment they occur. Only this way we will create the necessary understanding.

Typical Clients

Clients that have participate in this training are:

> C-level executives, partners at a professional service firm, and board members in the role of executing the strategy for a company or business unit.


I will come to your office or any other location of your choice. Minimum number of participants is 2. 

Within Switzerland I charge a fixed price of CHF 500,- for travel expenses, for all other countries I charge at cost.

Your Trainer

Why would you as a C-level executive, partner of a professional service firm, or board member work with me?

> I have been a C-level executive myself at one of the Big 4 with responsibility for an annual budget of 30 mUSD and 80 FTE. Currently I am a non-executive board member at three companies. So I understand your role and responsibilities from experience.

> I have more than 20 years of experience in the financial and professional service industry.

> I have worked with your peers at companies like PwC, KPMG, Zurich Insurance, Bank Julius Bär, Helsana, Swiss Life, and Swisscard.

> I have been project sponsor, project manager, or steering committee member on dozens of large and complex technology transformation programs with budget responsibility up to 20 mUSD and more than 100 people working on a single project.

> I have delivered more than 250 mUSD in business value in these roles.

> I am an active angel investor investing in technology companies and have done multiple technology trainings for Business Angels Switzerland and professional investment firms to help investors make better decisions when it comes to technology startups.


CHF/USD/EUR 1900,- per person, excluding VAT and business class travel costs.

You will receive an invoice shortly after your booking. 


Thank you for considering booking me for this training. If you have made up your mind you can book your training directly here

If you still have questions, just contact me. I will get back to you right away.