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STRATEGIC SERVICES

STRATEGIC BUSINESS PLANNING

Every business, project or entity requires planning at every level. Simply put, strategic planning is assessing where you are today, determining where you need to go for the future, and then deciding what you will do to get to that desired result. It doesn’t have to be complicated, but it must be contemplated, and it must then be communicated. 

STRATEGIC BUSINESS PLANNING

1

ANALYSIS

2

VISION & MISSION

3

STRATEGIC ACTION

Expanding on this brief planning summary, there are more detailed steps that can be taken to move toward your project’s or organization’s success.  A chart such as the following diagram provides more detail for taking your organization’s vision to the world.

WHO WE ARE
Articulate who we are. Receive input for how others perceive us and who they think we are.
SWOT ANALYSIS
Identify our strengths and weaknesses (internally), and also identify opportunities and threats (externally) that we are facing.
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STATE THE ASSUMPTIONS
There are always major assumptions under which every organization is operating, and these need to be openly stated and understood. A change in one of these assumptions could alter the entire strategic plan.
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REVIEW
VISION & MISSION
A serious discussion needs to take place around this topic.. The planning team needs to agree on what the Vision (what we see for the future) is, what the Mission (what we are called to do) is, and what the Values (our core foundational elements) are.
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CRITICAL
SUCCESS FACTORS
Identify those 5-8 factors that are absolutely critical to accomplishing the mission of the organization.
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STRATEGIC OBJECTIVES
These are the 5-8 statements that declare the focused direction for the organization. They are usually goals that require 3-5 years to accomplish, and they are end-results, not a means to an end … keep asking “why” an activity needs to happen to get to an end-result.
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OPERATIONAL OBJECTIVES
Operational objectives articulate our goals for the short-term … usually no more than 1 year in duration, and they represent what needs to be done to achieve our longer-term strategic objectives.
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ACTION STEPS
It’s time for action! These are the activities necessary to accomplish the short-term, operational objectives. They are specific “Do-List”-type items and have a specific date to be completed.
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REGULAR EVALUATION
We can not expect what we do not inspect! Regular evaluations are essential to make sure we are on tract with all of our work being done.
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Expanding on this brief planning summary, there are more detailed steps that can be taken to move toward your project’s or organization’s success. A chart such as the following diagram provides more detail for taking your organization’s vision to the world.
WHO WE ARE
Articulate who we are. Receive input for how others perceive us and who they think we are.
SWOT ANALYSIS
Identify our strengths and weaknesses (internally), and also identify opportunities and threats (mostly externally) that we are facing.
Click Here
STATE THE ASSUMPTIONS
There are always major assumptions under which an organization is operating, and these need to be brought into the open. A change in one of these assumptions could aler the entire strategic plan.
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REVIEW
VISION & MISSION
A serious discussion needs to take place around this topic.. The planning team needs to agree on what the Vision (what we see for the future) is, what the Mission (what we are called to do) is, and what the Values (our core foundational elements) are.
Click Here
CRITICAL
SUCCESS FACTORS
Identify those 5-8 factors that are absolutely critical to accomplishing the mission of the organization.
Click Here
STRATEGIC OBJECTIVES
These are the 5-8 statements that declare the focused direction for the organization. They are usually goals that require 3-5 years to accomplish, and they are end-results, not a means to an end … keep asking “why” an activity needs to happen to get to an end-result.
Click Here
OPERATIONAL OBJECTIVES
Operational objectives articulate our goals for the short-term … usually no more than 1 year in duration, and they represent what needs to be done to achieve our longer-term strategic objectives.
Click Here
ACTION STEPS
It’s time for action! These are the activities necessary to accomplish the short-term, operational objectives. They are specific “Do-List”-type items and have a specific date to be completed.
Click Here
REGULAR EVALUATION
We can not expect what we do not inspect! Regular evaluations are essential to make sure we are on tract with all of our work being done.
Click Here
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In addition to using a detailed process, many times it is beneficial to analyze one aspect of the business to change a mindset or change a way of processing the input that has been received. There are numerous models that can be adapted to a strategic planning process, and we can work with you to utilize the tools necessary to help a project or organization achieve its purpose.

EXECUTIVE
COACHING

Ten years ago, executive coaching was considered a luxury for the top executives in huge corporations. Today, however, it has become a common need for Project Managers spearheading entrepreneurial ideas with minimal training for their vision. Many times a manager has a vision for what he or she wants to do, but it’s difficult to know what to do to get started. New Horizons Foundation can provide the coaching needed to help boost Project Managers to success.

DETERMINING THE RIGHT GOALS







BETTER ORDER FOR YOUR PERSONAL LIFE









BUILDING MORE PRODUCTIVE RELATIONSHIPS







BETTER UNDERSTANDING OTHERS








LEVERAGING YOUR STRENGTHS











UNDERSTANDING YOURSELF

Once all of the gears are working together, the Project Manager becomes more confident and able to anticipate the next moves forward. The Foundation has experienced Executive and Life Coaches available to help you bring order to you vision and dreams.