Execution in Resource-Constrained Environments
7 Instructional Hours

Execution in Resource-Constrained Environments

Operating in a Challenged Environment

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Execution in Resource-Constrained Environments

About the program

This is not business as usual. The COVID-19 crisis has disrupted virtually every industry, in every corner of the globe.

As the economy struggles to recover, smart business leaders realize there won’t be a rapid return to "normal". Operations must be re-structured to best manage in these challenged environments, as access to resources will remain a key barrier to execution.

Fortunately, those organizations who can make optimal use of time, teams and capital stand to not simply survive the crisis, but thrive thanks to newfound differentiation.

This dynamic online session uses real-world examples to teach Lean methodologies. Interactive activities and exercises will ensure broad understanding of key concepts, necessary tools and how to apply them.

Who should attend

This program is intended for Managers and Executives in public and private-sector organizations who are responsible for executing or implementing a strategy. While this content is highly practical for any organization impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, it is especially relevant for those in banking, retail, hospitality/tourism, government, healthcare and education sectors.

Discounts Available

Registered Charities

Queen’s Executive Education is pleased to offer a limited number of discounted seats in every program to employees of Canadian registered charities. Check your eligibility.

CCDI Partnership


Smith School of Business is an Employer Partner of the Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion.

Personal benefits

  • Develop process planning and optimization skills
  • Recognize the constraints and challenged resources conditions blocking value creation and understand new ways to improve those conditions
  • Lead organizational change towards the next organizational business model

Organizational benefits

  • Realign priorities in an environment of resource limitations
  • Build a sense of evolving customer needs and economic conditions towards developing an organization that is well-prepared for the next "normal"
  • Enable operations more effectively in challenged conditions

Program content

Through a series expert lectures based on real-world examples, interactive exercises and group discussion, you will learn to:

  • Review, optimize and reduce complexity of existing resources within your organization
  • Eliminate bottlenecks and other constraints
  • Develop process and business modelling tools for our new environment
  • Appreciate how to best allocate and utilize scarce resources towards new ways of value creation

Dynamic Virtual Classroom

Participate in the program from anywhere. Our online learning platform combines live, interactive video instruction with breakout sessions, panel discussions, and expert Q&A.

Our learning platform is fully encrypted, allowing you to connect securely from home, office or anywhere in between.

Virtual programs are designed to fit within your schedule, allowing you to learn new skills and immediately put them to work.

Session Leaders

Session leaders include senior professors from Smith School of Business and knowledgeable experts from industry. These outstanding teachers are constantly in touch with today's business world through real-world business experience, Board memberships and their own consulting practices.

Barry Cross is an expert and thought leader in innovation, execution and operations strategy. He joined Smith School of Business after nearly 20 years in the automotive and manufacturing sectors with Magna Autosystems and DuPont, where he led many key strategic initiatives, including nearly 30 program launches in North America, Asia, Latin America and Europe.

Barry speaks and consults widely in the areas of Lean Innovation, Strategy, Projects and Execution, enabling organizations to create sustainable value for their customers. He is the bestselling author of three books, including Simple: Killing Complexity for a Lean and Agile Organization, and several Most Read articles.

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