Are You Keeping Pace with Strategic Planning?

Kevin Coleman is a highly skilled senior level project and program manager/advisor with experience leading projects with labor budgets ranging from a few hundred thousand dollars to multi-million dollar budgets across multiple industries.

Strategy is becoming increasingly important for organizations—and increasingly more complex and difficult at the same time, especially as change and competition intensifies (and as the number and complexity of success factors increase). Add to that the dramatic increase due to global regulation and emerging technologies, and you begin to see the real size of the issue.

Today, the uniqueness organizations has never been greater. The approaches they take to interactive collaboration with their stakeholders, how they interpret expectations as well as regulations, and how they plan to evolve in this complex era of business differ greatly from one organization to another.

Based on recent experience, here are the five most common and significant differences:

  1. The organization’s specific capacity
  2. The organization’s strategic reputation
  3. The organization’s investment capabilities
  4. The organization’s stakeholder expectations
  5. The organization’s specific regulatory environment

An issue has begun to pop up on a much-too-frequent basis as of late. There is a sizable group of business professionals that expect everything to be crafted specifically for their situation. If that is what they are waiting for, they will be waiting for a long time. The solutions being offered by consulting companies and product vendors are not specifically …

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