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AC 149-03 11-Mar - 15-Mar-2018 dubai $4450 english Register Now
AC 149-04 27-May - 31-May-2018 london $5200 english Register Now
AC 149-05 22-Jul - 26-Jul-2018 dubai $4450 english Register Now
AC 149-06 23-Sep - 27-Sep-2018 kuala-lambur $4850 english Register Now
AC 149-07 25-Nov - 29-Nov-2018 dubai $4450 english Register Now


This programme provides the skills to build world class standards into your financial planning, asset management and evaluation. This programme will discuss new techniques, explain how they complement the traditional financial planning tools, and introduce new concepts for managing and evaluating corporate assets. You will explore the issues relating to capital budgeting & risk analysis. By combining techniques analysis, problems and examples with real case studies the programme provides delegates with key strategic awareness and forecasting skills, which is essential managing and controlling your firm’s future in times of increasing global competition where the budgets are inextricably linked with both strategy formulation and asset analysis.


  • Business Professionals responsible for strategic planning and management reporting. Also, anyone who requires a more indepth understanding of integrated planning and risk analysis techniques.
  • Financial planners and cost analysts, professional advisors, accountants and business consultants would also find this seminar extremely beneficial.
  • Also, anyone with direct planning and budgeting responsibility.

PROGRAMME OBJECTIVES – Participants attending the programme will:

  • Understand your strategic planning process
  • Understand how to apply different planning, forecasting and analysis techniques
  • Enhance knowledge of forecasting revenue and costs
  • Motivate managers for enhanced performance
  • Integrate the organization’s strategic planning with capital budgets
  • Understand capital budgeting techniques & cash flows
  • Interpret capital budgets and performance measurement as communication tools
  • Link risk analysis & project evaluation with business process improvement.


We combine theory and practice. Therefore, besides in-class lectures, discussions and exercises, we use company examples to illustrate how the techniques presented have been applied in real case studies.


  • Facilitate the elimination of non-value activities within your organisation
  • Successfully build an integrated planning, forecasting, & evaluation process
  • Improve communication and motivation in your organisation
  • Understand risk analysis patterns
  • Deliver more timely and useful information to decision makers for project management
  • Facilitate the continuous and radical redesign of business processes


  • Improve your management abilities
  • Increased understanding of forecasting and planning techniques
  • Understand the problems in forecasting & linking strategy to planning activities
  • Expand you Decision-making abilities
  • Contribute to implementation of change in the organization.


  • Enhance knowledge of international business
  • Master techniques for planning & risk analysis
  • Understand the techniques of forecasting
  • Capital project appraisal & evaluation
  • Confidently contribute to business process improvement


This programme is unique in the instructor’s interactive approach to learning and facilitation of participation among the participants.

Reasons not to miss this programme

Delegates will have the opportunity to identify, understand, discuss and practice key planning, asset management and evaluation skills in the following areas:

  • The relationship between strategy & planning
  • How strategy drives planning
  • The relationship between strategy and tactics
  • Understanding different types of forecasting models
  • How spreadsheets can be used to improve the outcomes of planning
  • What are the main drivers of capital budgeting decisions
  • What analysis can be easier than we think
  • The relationship between risk and valuation
  • Why important tools are available to make better decisions
  • Various approaches to capital costs


DAY 1 – Strategy in Today’s International Environment

  • Create a comprehensive strategic analysis of the company, competitors, industry
  • trends and stakeholders’ goals
  • A clear vision of where the business will be in 3-5 years
  • A robust strategy to achieve the vision
  • A detailed organization design for achieving the strategy
  • A change management process for leaders to successfully navigate the business from the current state to the desired future
  • An invaluable tool to create and sustain a high-performing business and build a solid leadership team

DAY 2 – Forecasting as a Tool for better Planning

  • Introduction
  • Qualitative Forecasting Methods
  • Quantitative Forecasting Models
  • How to Have a Successful Forecasting System
  • Computer Software for Forecasting
  • Forecasting in Small Businesses and Start-Up Ventures
  • Wrap-Up: What World-Class Producers Do

DAY 3 – Asset Management for Fun and Profit

  • Service delivery to guide asset practices and decisions
  • Asset planning and management are integrated with business planning, budgeting and reporting processes
  • Asset management decisions are based on assessment of alternatives, life cycle costs, benefits and risks
  • Ownership, control, accountability and reporting requirements are implemented
  • Asset management activities are undertaken within an integrated policy framework

DAY 4 – Project Analysis And Evaluation

  • Evaluating NPV Estimates
  • Using Scenario Analysis to make better decisions
  • Sensitivity Analysis to make better decisions
  • Three Types of Break-Even Analysis
  • Operating Leverage
  • Financial Leverage
  • Using DFL & DOL to improve decision making
  • Dealing with Capital Rationing

DAY 5 – Risk Analysis & Project Evaluation

  • Cash Flow versus Discount Rate
  • Approaches to Cost of Capital Measurement
  • Recommended Framework
  • Comparison of Methods
  • Conversion of Cash Flows
  • Industry Adjustments
  • Project Specific Adjustments
  • Risk Worksheet
  • Conclusions
  • Appendices
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