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Strategic Planning – Overview

Posted By CADDManager On 2011/01/10 @ 5:12 AM In Strategic Planning | No Comments

This entry is part 4 of 14 in the series Strategic Planning [1]

Here is what we will be looking at over the next several posts. I am not sure how many posts it will take to cover what I want to discuss. It might take some time to get all of my ideas down.

The overall process of discussing this will take into account the five steps below. I think these are the basic steps in creating a Strategic Plan. There may be more or there may be less. Others may extend and expand on these or change them all together. Looking back on the many times I have lead or been involved with the SP process, it really boils down to these.

Step One: Look to the Past – where have we been – what got us here – what has worked – what has failed.

Step Two: Look at Now – what are we doing right – what is working – what needs to be addressed.

Step Three: Look Toward the Future – what could we do – where might we go

Step Four: Define your Goals – what can we rationally expect to achieve

Step Five: Identify Initiatives/Actions - how are we going to do it

These are the processes that most of us go through with many things in life. I will unpack each of these as we move forward.

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[1] Strategic Planning: http://www.caddmanager.com/CMB/series/strategic-planning/

[2] Strategic Planning – Any Questions?: http://www.caddmanager.com/CMB/2011/01/strategic-planning-any-questions/

[3] Strategic Planning – Why You Need One: http://www.caddmanager.com/CMB/2011/01/strategic-planning-why-you-need-one/

[4] Strategic Planning – The Basics: http://www.caddmanager.com/CMB/2011/01/strategic-planning-the-basics/

[5] Strategic Planning – Visual Aid: http://www.caddmanager.com/CMB/2011/01/strategic-planning-visual-aid/

[6] Strategic Planning – Step One: http://www.caddmanager.com/CMB/2011/01/strategic-planning-step-one/

[7] Strategic Planning – Step Two: http://www.caddmanager.com/CMB/2011/01/strategic-planning-step-two/

[8] Strategic Planning – Step Two – SWOT: http://www.caddmanager.com/CMB/2011/01/strategic-planning-step-two-swot/

[9] Strategic Planning – Step Two – Example SWOT: http://www.caddmanager.com/CMB/2011/01/strategic-planning-step-two-example-swot/

[10] Strategic Planning – Step Three – Look to the Future: http://www.caddmanager.com/CMB/2011/01/strategic-planning-step-three-look-to-the-future/

[11] Strategic Planning – Step Three – More: http://www.caddmanager.com/CMB/2011/01/strategic-planning-step-three-more/

[12] Strategic Planning – Step Four: http://www.caddmanager.com/CMB/2011/02/strategic-planning-step-four/

[13] Strategic Planning – Business Alignment: http://www.caddmanager.com/CMB/2011/02/strategic-planning-business-alignment/

[14] Strategic Planning – Step Five: http://www.caddmanager.com/CMB/2011/02/strategic-planning-step-five/

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