Agile Strategic Planning - Offers Breakthrough Possibilities

Agile strategic planning may significantly increases the chances of your firm achieving its goals.
March 26, 2011 - PRLog -- Traditional strategic planning processes are designed for  old, large-scale business models Today many organizations are in markets where change is constant, and the biggest investment is in knowledge work. In these organizations classic strategic planning processes do not work well.

The top long-term performing companies in any industry typically have robust strategic planning processes.  However, even in these top firms the frustration level with strategic planning is high.  

What is in place in most firms is what we will call a  "waterfall" method  of strategic planning.  The waterfall method evolved from the manufacturing and construction fields where capital investments are high and change is costly.    Waterfall is a highly methodical, sequential approach to planning.   It is the right method to use with certain projects, however,   it is being misapplied and is a key reason why project failure rates are staggering.    

Strategic planning and software development processes are similar in nature.    The software world has experienced high failure rates.   In response, it has been attempting to migrate over to  "Agile" and "Lean"  methods of work.  

To learn more about how "Agile" and "Lean" methods of strategic planning could make a significant difference in helping your firm meet your goals,  stay tune to  (, a top business strategy & execution website.  

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Source:David Willden
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