Put STRUCTURE around how to achieve your goals
Having spent the time to THINK about where you want your business to go, and having gotten CLARITY about your business goals and objectives, it’s time to define the STRUCTURE of when, how and who.
While each client’s needs are unique at this stage, our PLAN efforts tend to follow a broad path in defining the tactics the business needs to employ.
First we start by breaking the goals and objectives down into significant milestones, and placing those milestones on a phased timeline. Then we focus on defining more detail for the “near-term” initiatives.
“Near-term” is relative to the growth stage of the company and also any inherent seasonal cycle they may have. If this is new business just coming out of their first Strategic Visualization process, then we would usually create a 30 to 90 day plan to get them into Start-up. For a company already into Start-up, it may be a 6 to 12 month plan to get them into Early Stage.
The depth and detail of the project plans created at this time is controlled by the question “do we know enough to feel comfortable about the time and resources estimated for this effort?”.
In the PLAN stage it may be appropriate for some companies to define major internal business processes and/or tools, that identify how the work of the business will get done on a day-by-day basis.
Also, it may be the right time to analyze and select vendors/partners that are going to have a major effect on the business getting things done.
All of these structural definitions include identifying the resources (people, money, etc.) needed to make the PLAN happen.
As each client’s needs are unique, our PLAN solutions are customized for the needs of the particular client.
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