John Woodruffe and Susan Scurlock

Have A Plan

John Woodruffe

Having a plan at first seems to be the most obvious thing to do when starting a company, So why don’t most companies have one that they amend and use year after year?

Some of the things that will be covered in the presentation will be:

  • What is the difference between planning and forecasting.
  • How to understand your companies vision.
  • What sections should be included in the strategy
  • When should it be created and who should be included
  • How to decide on KPI’s and KBO’s

Not having a plan is unusual, but its normally in someone’s head. What is unusual is having it in a format that is understood monitored and displayed through the company.

In this session we will discuss and understand why we should always have a plan and strategy and what the process should be to develop them. Also what should be included and how it should be deployed and implemented.

Susan Scurlock

Dr Susan Scurlock founded Primary Engineer in 2005 after training as a Graphic Designer and later as a Secondary School Teacher. She has developed a sophisticate programme of award-winning teacher training courses ranging from one day courses to master’s level postgraduate certificates, designed national competitions and educational programmes involving some of the best-known UK companies, universities, councils and professional engineering institutions.

The programmes have demonstrated significant annual growth addressing issues of diversity and STEM skills. She is the recipient of three Honorary degrees from University of Strathclyde, Glasgow Caledonian University and Kingston University she was awarded an MBE in the Queens New Year’s Honours list in 2019 in recognition of her work in engineering education.