I have been asked to create a SWOT Analysis for our project, and run a workshop. How do I do this?
Here is one approach that has worked for us:-
1. Run a brainstorm to get items for each SWOT area: Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats.
2. Prioritise each of these 4 lists (one for each of S.W.O.T.) as a team so that you have your most important SWOT items first.
3. Take the top 5 items from each of your 4 lists.
4. Work out a 3-point action plan for each item.
There you are – you have a SWOT analysis, and an action plan!
Use a SWOT cheat sheet to help prompt your team for areas to explore. For each of the areas – Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats – there are standard prompts to get you thinking.
Are you short on time?
Use these templates to help with this Best Practice:
This SWOT, PEST & PORTERS Workshop template features simple Powerpoint SWOT, PEST and PORTERS stimulus slides with help notes. Get your team focussed!See: Powerpoint SWOT, PEST and PORTERS Workshop Brainstorm pack
SWOT Analyse: Simple formats for your first SWOT so that you can get started. Plus: Brainstorm and Presentation templates that mean you can workshop and present your SWOT. Save time and take action now!See: SWOT Analyse Template Discount Bundle
This Simple SWOT Template is an easy to edit SWOT layout. Add to presentation and add your Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats.See: Simple SWOT Template