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Master the art of year-ahead planning, turning challenges into strategic advantages

Yearly planning isn't a walk in the park. You're not just responsible for aligning your team's objectives with the overarching business strategy; you must also craft a comprehensive plan for achieving this, complete with detailed budgets, resourcing strategies and headcount requirements. Plus, you need to convince upper management that your roadmap is the way to go, especially now, when every penny counts, intensifying the need for an impeccably devised roadmap. So how can you, as a leader, ensure you're doing it right?

In this panel, expert engineering leaders unveil the secrets to transforming the overwhelming (and sometimes mundane) task of yearly planning into a roadmap for success. Learn the step-by-step process, from identifying the right goals to understanding what you need to achieve them, giving practical context to the numbers in your spreadsheet. Discover proven strategies for presenting your plans to upper management, ensuring the resources you need to realise next year's goals.

Key takeaways

  • Understand business objectives and how to align them with your team’s efforts
  • Effectively prioritize your team’s projects for the next year
  • Learn budgeting tips to approach your roadmap planning with confidence
  • Understand how to communicate your team’s needs to upper management to get what you need
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