This entry is part 5 of 14 in the series Strategic Planning

I always like visual aids.  Here is one for the five steps I will outline.

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

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 […]

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This entry is part 3 of 14 in the series Strategic Planning

I always like to start out defining what will be discussed and framing the posts in a series.  It helps to outline what will be included and what will not. What I won’t try to do… I will not try to define the perfect planning method.  There are so many out there that this would […]

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This entry is part 2 of 14 in the series Strategic Planning

Without a Strategic Plan… What would you see as the impact of operating without a Strategic Plan?  If there is not much impact, then why bother with the whole effort?  Let’s look at what your processes and progress will look like with9out a Plan in place. Your budgets will be difficult to get approved because […]

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

My class at AU2010 on Strategic Planning started off with what some consider the last slide. The first slide I showed had just two words and a punctuation mark on it. They were… “Any Questions?”. That is becuase I believe that building a strategic plan is just an attempt to answer a series of questions. […]

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When you start the Strategic Planning process, look first to the past. This will frame your thinking when planning for the future. If you do not keep in mind what has gone before you may be trapped by mistakes or misjudgments based on inaccurate understanding of what has transpired before. What is the CAD history […]

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CADDManager on December 3rd, 2013
This entry is part 2 of 4 in the series AU2013

The first day of AU2013 is in the books. What a great day it was… I started the day by attending the class on Strategic Planning by Paul Kirill.  He presented a measure approach to developing a plan for those that may have never done it before.  He actually took us through an exercise where […]

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CADDManager on January 25th, 2012
This entry is part 5 of 9 in the series Decision Making

Develop potential solutions Now comes the step where you start brainstorming decisions and possible options that may generate positive outcomes.  In a pinch you will move through these steps quickly.  When you have time, you can think a little more on these items.   Decision-making is not as involved as Strategic Planning, but it impacts your […]

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CADDManager on January 9th, 2012
This entry is part 2 of 9 in the series Decision Making

You cannot decide what to do next until you know what or where there is a problem or opportunity for progress.  Identifying these is the first step. Problems and issues that come up are easy to identify.  They present themselves every day and just need to be addressed.  But what exactly are you looking for?  […]

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