Course of Action
A friend telling you about his summer plans, a teacher explaining the syllabus on the first day of class, and a friendly stranger giving you directions what do all three of these have in common?
In all three situations, you have to listen for course of action. Someone’s course of action is what that person is going to do. In everyday life, people spend a lot of time talking about their courses of action, or what they’re going to do. Sometimes, people also try to persuade listeners to take a particular course of action. For example, advertisements are all about getting the listener to buy something.
There are generally many roads we can choose to get to our destination. Therefore, we need to actively evaluate the factors, weigh up the pros and cons and look at the opportunities and risks of each route before we decide on our best course of action.
We need a variety of options to examine and compare so at this stage we do some brainstorming. By looking at the issues laterally we may uncover new and profitable ways of achieving our aim. Having alternative approaches can be of great benefit to our overall strategy.
Once you have come up with an appropriate number of alternative ways of achieving your task you can evaluate each in turn and choose the best course of action.
Having looked at alternatives in the planning process you will find it much easier and quicker to adapt your plan and move on when you face obstacles. Therefore, it is more about the planning than the plan itself.
Be prepared that you may have to revisit the questions of ‘How’, ‘Who’, and ‘When’ as you come up with options you may have not considered before. After doing this we can look at risk in more detail and see whether your choice of route is confirmed.
This template will be useful for project managers. You can use the slides in this template when preparing information about a new project. For example, you can describe in detail the stages of the project and the responsible persons at each stage. You can also use this template when submitting a progress report at each stage.
Team leaders can use the slides in this template when preparing for weekly sprints with the software development team. University professors can use the slides in this template when preparing courses on project management or preparing an action plan.
Startup executives can use this template when preparing for a meeting with investors. You can present your course of action for creating a new product using the slides in this template.
Course of Action is a professional and modern template that contains four stylish and fully editable slides. If necessary, you can change the font size, font type, color, and position of the infographic. This template will be useful for startups, company executives, project managers and HR managers. The Course of Action template will seamlessly complement your presentations and will be a great addition to your collection of professional presentations.