Strategic Planning Document

Over the years we have seen many strategic plans being developed.  Some good, some not so good. One of the things we have noticed is that there is a basic format for a strategic plan. The first thing that should be noted is that s strategic plan is not a business...

What is the Intended Result?

Have you ever noticed at the mere mention of a strategy planning session packs of large yellow stickies suddenly appear in great abundance? There is no doubt that strategy panning is keeping Post-It Notes in business. I’m not suggesting for a moment that this is a bad...

Do things in the right order!

How many times have you started a strategic planning session with a ‘brain-storm’ to think up a bunch of projects that will form the basis of a three to five year plan? How many times have you been asked by the executive to come up with a ‘game-changer’ that will blow...

What is an XmR Chart?

XmR Charts fall under the category of control charts used to monitor industrial or business processes. The X stands for ‘Individual’. In an industrial process this may be a quality of an item produced (or a batch of items). For example the quality of a ball bearing....

Software for Strategy Management

In a recent survey looking at scorecard usage it was discovered that 68% of the responders were using spreadsheets and 11% using free form documents to manage their scorecards. Only 19% were using dedicated software. When it comes to managing strategy and business...

What is a Strategy Canvas?

In 2005 W. Chan Kim and Renée Mauborgne published the Blue Ocean Strategy which with over one million copies sold has become a ‘must-read’ book for anyone involved in creating strategies for business. Its basic tenant is that lasting success comes not from competing...