Strategic & Operational Planning & Monitoring

To achieve success, one must strategically and effectively plan how they intend to get there.  Have you ever attended a sports event?  If so, do you think the coach told the players to just get out there and make it happen or was there some type of strategic planning involved?  Imagine a manufacturing company producing widgets.  How many steps might be involved with producing a final product?  When you consider the various operational steps involved, manufacturing a widget can become complex.  How much time and resources might be needed to plan the manufacturing process?  

Planning for ourselves is rather simple however, when planning tasks for an organization such as a manufacturing plant or for a fire emergency service organization, it may necessitate additional resources or even bringing in someone outside the organization to assess the process and facilitate the planning process.

We assist our clients to develop strategic and operational plans that align to change.  Whether utilizing a predictive or adaptive approach, the desired outcome remains the same; ensure value is delivered in the most simplistic and cost effective manner possible.

Planning involves many components and can be broken down using the Business Analyst Core Concept Model (BACCM) such as:

  • Change (Transformation in response to a need)
  • Need (Problem or opportunity to be addressed)
  • Solution (Specific way of satisfying one or more needs in a context)
  • Stakeholder (Group or individual with a relationship to the change, need, or solution)
  • Value (Worth, importance, or usefulness of something to a stakeholder within a context
  • Context (Circumstances that influence, are influenced by, and provide understanding of the change)

Planning by brainstorming ideas and putting them on paper

Planning by brainstorming ideas and putting them on paper