PMI Binghamton Chapter

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Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

Chapter Meetings and Events

 Monthly Chapter Meeting - Thursday, February 16, 2023 starting at 6:30PM EST

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Top-down Strategic Planning: From Corporate Vision to Business Plans

Presented By:  Michael D. Ford, M.S.I.S.E., CFPIM, CSCP, CLTD, CQA, CRE, CQE, ACPF, CPSM, CSSGB


This session is highly interactive and involves participants in the process of completing a high-level Strategic Plan.  It describes activities of top-down planning from a corporate Vision & Mission Statement to the creation of performance metrics for individual business units.  The material is appropriate for middle to upper management, as well as those who aspire to executive positions.

The following topics are covered:

  • Writing a Vision & Mission Statement (who we are and what our purpose is)
  • SWOT Analysis (identifying strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, threats)
  • Competitive Priorities (what we compete on – what the marketplace values)
  • Performance Measurements (the criteria that keeps us on target to attain the Vision)

Keywords: priority, strategy, top-down

Priority - the fact or condition of being regarded or treated as more important.

Strategy - a plan of action or policy designed to achieve a major or overall aim.

Top-down - denoting a system of government or management in which actions and policies are initiated at the highest level; hierarchical.

Source: Oxford

About the Speaker:  



Michael D. Ford is a Supply Chain Expert with TQM Works Consulting. He provides innovative solutions, based on forty years of experience in retail, distribution, manufacturing, training, and consulting.  His work history includes software implementation, business planning, inventory control, distribution planning, and corporate training. This includes a broad range of experience in manufacturing from engineer-to-order to make-to-stock, as well as distribution, non-profits, service, and Department of Defense.

Ford has presented at over 400 industry events throughout the U.S., Canada, Japan, Nigeria, South Africa, Australia and Saudi Arabia, and has provided over 7,000 hours of classroom training, averaging 4.5/5.0 on evaluations. He has taught accredited and continuing education courses for multiple SUNY campuses, Penn State University, and Elmira College. He has delivered on-site training at BAE, Lockheed Martin, IBM, Universal, Pfizer and many other multi-national firms.

Ford combines his technical expertise with personal skills, to develop a unique “outside the box” approach to life’s challenges.  He is a charismatic speaker who specializes in delivering training that is “edu-taining.”

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The PMI Binghamton Chapter hosts monthly member meetings the 2nd Thursday of each month from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at Little Venice Restaurant, Binghamton, NY. Topics of interest to the project management community are presented by guest speakers. 

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