Strategic Planning

Strategic planning is a process of carefully and thoughtfully aligning the strengths of a company’s business to the opportunities that are available to the company in its chosen business environment.  While strategic planning is both a science and an art, it is generally believed that in order for the planning process to be effective on a consistent basis the managers of the company must collect, screen and analyze information about the company’s business environment, identify and evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of the company and develop a clear mission for the company and a set of achievable goals and objectives that then become the basis for tactical and operational plans.  Strategic planning is an important and essential process for every company regardless of the size of its business and the time and other resources that the company has available to invest in the developing, documenting, implementing and monitoring a strategic plan.  The business environment and relevant technologies are constantly changing and new risks and uncertainties will surface on a regular basis.

PROJECT PUBLICATIONS

Strategic Planning: A Handbook for Sustainable Entrepreneurs

Project Articles on Strategic Planning

MANAGEMENT TOOLS

Forms

Strategic Planning Toolkit

Template for Information Submission for Seed Stage Startups

Training Materials

Mintzberg’s 10 Schools of Thought on Strategy Formulation

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

Books

Strategic Planning for Emerging Growth Companies

Chapters or Articles in Books

Porter’s What is Strategy?

Articles in Journals

Corporate Strategy of Indian Organizations

Explaining the Lack of Strategic Planning in SMEs

Incidence of Strategic Planning in Small Businesses

Integrating the Strategy Formation Process

Relationship Between Strategic Orientation and Strategic Planning

Strategic Management Model – A Prescription for CEOs

Strategic Planning in a Turbulent Environment

Theses and Dissertations

Strategic Planning for Entrepreneurial Businesses in South Africa

Strategic Planning Process in Large Companies

Papers

Strategic Management in East Asian SMEs

Strategic Planning A Ten Step Guide

Strategic Planning in Finnish Companies

Strategic Planning with Critical Success Factors and Future Scenarios

Strategy Based Balanced Scorecards for Technology

Study of Entrepreneurship in Fast Growth Medium-Sized Firms