In this post, I throw you a bit of a knuckleball* .
Because the blog is about People, Planet, Profits & Projects, it's about thinking more holistically, thinking more broadly, more long-term, more strategically.
However, when I try to find out what strategy really means, I run into a complex and ever-expanding web of different philosophies, different twists and turns - leaving me (and others) confused about what :::strategy::: really means. If we are going to change the way we think as project managers by linking our projects with the programs and portfolios - and environmental-level strategies in which they exist, we had better start by understanding what strategy really means. Right??
So...my request. Take a moment...please...
I would simply like you to respond to this post with two sentences, you can make one long, one short, or both about the same length. You are limited to a total of 25 words.
In the response I request that you provide your definition of strategy with the above constraints.
Do NOT view others' responses first.
Do NOT use a search engine or a dictionary or any type of reference book (online or paper).
From your experience in the work world, what is strategy?
I will post again with the top responses, giving credit (if you allow permission to do so).
*from Wikipedia: A knuckleball or knuckler is a baseball pitch thrown to minimize the spin of the ball in flight, causing an erratic, unpredictable motion. The air flow over a seam of the ball causes the ball to transition from laminar to turbulent flow. This transition adds a deflecting force on the side of the baseball.
...and now: enjoy a video showing what this looks like. But don't forget my request!