Your Strategic Planning Framework - dummies

By Erica Olsen

Part of Strategic Planning Kit For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Strategic planning has a basic overall framework. Not to oversimplify the strategic planning process, but by placing all the parts of a plan into the following three areas, you can clearly see how the pieces of your plan fit together:

  • Where are we now? Review your current strategic position and clarify your mission, vision, and values.

  • Where are we going? Establish your competitive advantage and your vision. Clearly see the direction your organization is headed.

  • How will we get there? Lay out the road to connect where you are now to where you’re going. Set your strategic objectives, goals, and action items and how you’ll execute your plan.