Implementing an Early Warning Intelligence Program

Topics Covered in Course

  • Purpose of early warning systems
  • Formal versus informal warning systems
  • Organizational impacts (positive and negative)
  • Developing a program framework
  • Top challenges organizations face
  • Identifying your strategic warning signs
  • Defining key performance indicators (KPIs)
  • Increase your awareness of organizational blind spots
  • Stats and facts regarding the most prominent blind spots
  • Weak versus strong warning signals
  • Issue mapping
  • Tools to support scanning and monitoring
  • Low probability high impact analysis
  • Communicating risk, uncertainty and warnings
  • Integration of warnings into strategic and tactical plans
  • Course of action analysis
  • Managing the program
  • Strategic foresight
  • Application of intelligence obtained
  • Implementation steps of an early warning program
  • Closed-loop feedback system

Templates Included

  1. Steps to Conquer Blind Spots for Good
  2. SWOT Analysis Diagrams & Examples
  3. TOWS Analysis Diagram
  4. Blind Spot Avoidance Template
  5. Top 5 Scanning and Monitoring Tools
  6. Key Performance Indicator Template
  7. Early Warning System Implementation Steps

Detailed Course Description

(design and creation being plannedOne of the main purposes of any internal organizational function should be anticipating changes in the business environment. Any decisions based on good intelligence should take into consideration the changes that the intelligence program has detected in areas such as the competitive, technological, product, or consumer business landscapes.

In today’s world, organizations are expected to manage this risk and uncertainty. Failure to do so effectively can result in considerable disruption to an entire organization’s strategy and operations. With the help of an early warning intelligence program, organizations are better prepared to anticipate risks, navigate surprise, and capitalize on opportunities.

This online course provides the background concepts and steps necessary to implement an early warning program in your organization. Three foundational pillars will encompass the methodology that is applied and will enable organizations to identify early warning opportunities and threats in their business environment. This course will address the challenges that are faced by organizations when implementing these types of programs, and provide a roadmap around them to ensure a successful program is in-place. This course will also integrate competitive intelligence components, SWOT Analysis, and key performance indicators (KPIs) to provide a credible and reliable early warning intelligence program for your organization.




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