INTEL-02. Competitive and Decision Intelligence Project Cycles and Project Management


INTEL-02 | Competitive and Decision Intelligence Project Cycles and Project Management

How do intelligence projects differ from literature-based research projects?

What are the characteristics of effective CI projects?

How do I effectively manage or participate in various types of CI projects?

Successful competitive intelligence projects involve more than the luck of discovery. They require the integration of the intelligence process, intelligence understanding, and good project management. In this online course, we will examine this, along with other vital aspects of CI project management, including: common types of CI projects, CI project life cycles, how to define intelligence needs, key intelligence topics (KITs) and key intelligence questions (KIQs), managing project teams and resources, and working with intelligence users. This course includes an exercise & discussions involving intelligence project planning & design.

Course Level:   Fundamental – Essential concepts, practices, and resources to building intelligence practices.

Course Learning Objectives

At the end of this course, participants will be able to combine good project management techniques with their understanding of user needs, intelligence models, and common types of intelligence projects. Specifically, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe multiple types of competitive intelligence projects, their lifecycles, and how to manage them.
  2. Identify and define the various types of needs & requirements of intelligence users within the formal intelligence practice framework.
  3. Apply intelligence management practices, models, resources, and tools to effectively manage projects.
  4. Design and direct competitive intelligence project teams and other contributors.
  5. Apply the principles and practices of competitive intelligence project management in order to fulfill intelligence needs.

Participants will develop skills and abilities according to professional competencies outlined by Knowledge inForm. Course assessment, exercises, and discussions will measure and evaluate the degree of understanding that participants achieve over the learning process.

About the Instructor

Cynthia Cheng Correia helps professionals and organizations enhance what they do. For over two decades, she has helped managers and companies develop their competitive intelligence (CI), critical foresight, and strategic capabilities through advising, training, improving processes and practices, & applying effective tools. Click here to learn more. 

Course Schedule

Lectures for the Competitive and Decision Intelligence Certificates Program courses are now pre-recorded. This offers participants more flexibility and convenience to listen to recordings according to their schedules. There will be only two live meetings focused on group discussions and questions for the dates listed in the course schedule, below.


COURSE DATES: February 8 – 26, 2021
Topic Activity Day
All Recorded Lectures
(not live and can be completed on your own time)
Feb. 8-11
All Live Online Discussion 1
1:00 – 2:00 pm ET
Feb. 12
Various Readings & Forum Discussion
(not live and can be completed on your own time)
Feb. 15-25
All Exercise: Intelligence Project Outline
(not live and can be completed on your own time)
Feb. 15-25
All Live Online Discussion 2
1:00 – 2:00 pm ET
Feb. 26

Member Price: $495

Non-Member Price: $715

SLA and the instructors reserve the right to cancel the course if a minimum registration count is not met.

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