PathMaker Project: Strategic Planning
Strategic planning is, in our view, threefold. Its first concern is vision - What do we really want the organisation to be? Why should the organisation exist at all?
Second, strategic planning scouts the territory, looking for the hazards that will get in the way of attaining the vision, and where the best roads to the vision lie.
Third, strategic planning has to work out the framework of projects, goals, resource allocation and feedback loops that will support ongoing tactical management and regular strategic review.
Different strategic planning methods compete for acceptance. Most of these have value, and we have tried to represent this in PathMaker's strategic planning pathways. In particular, we recommend the study of Hoshin planning, a Japanese planning model which is both advanced and practical.
Strategic Planning - a Sample Pathway