Talk:Strategic planning

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Merger proposal from Long range planning[edit]

I propose that Long range planning be merged into Strategic planning. The former has been tagged as unreferenced and WP:OR for 2 and 5 years respectively. -- Trevj (talk) 13:43, 15 June 2012 (UTC)

It's the Vision Thing. I came here looking for a good definition of a Vision Statement and the merger needs to have a good section on that. --dbabbitt (talk) 12:36, 13 December 2013 (UTC)

Long Term Planning / Long Range Planning has to form part of strategic Planning to address Major components Change outs, even End of life Equipment. The Type of Maintenance that will not form part of your Daily maintenance Strategy. A Long Term Planning strategy should have its separate manual to identify these major components and highlights the 2 Year, 3 Year, 5 Year maintenance Plan/Strategy (How are you going to maintain the equipment). W Strauss 09:19, 05 May 2015 (Australia)

Strongly Disagree

Mergeing serves no useful purpose.

Although some duplication may be eliminated mergeing is no guarantee of this. Duplication is in any case a relatively trivial administrative issue rather than something affecting the value of wiki to users.

Concise articles are more valuable.

All planning is interrelated and all forms of it can in some sense be "nested" one within another. However this is a truism. Chasing up the nested hierarchy to bundle progressively longer articles reduces value. Longer articles are more difficult to edit and manage, and more importantly they are more difficult to use. Think of a book and its chapters and the paragraphs of those chapters. Think of a library's shelving system. We have evolved these systems from simpler ones that preceded them. There is a positive benefit all round in breaking information down into smaller chunks. Hot links are an advance on the linear chaining of text.

Strategic <> Long-term

Strategic planning can apply to any time scale. A short-term plan can be strategic. A plan to blow up the government and revert the country to Catholic rule (Guy Fawkes) is short term, in the sense that it's implementation takes place over a short period of time, and it is strategic. On the other hand a long-term (5 year) financial plan is not strategic but rather a set of actions and projections based upon a set of assumption. To decribe this two "scales" are used, one ranges between strategic and tactical, and the other between long and short term.

LookingGlass (talk) 10:24, 20 December 2015 (UTC)

This article clearly defines words encompassed by "strategic" in regard to planning[edit]

To hatch a plan that does not adequately deal with reality is a wasted effort. And a plan ("long term or not") without a guiding strategy would seem to be prone to failure. Thus it is proposed that the "strategic" adjective is meaningless.

However:

It would seem that the concepts of "vision" and "mission" and perhaps the word "values" are the "long term" words of strategic planning and that the words "goals", "objectives", "projects", and "actions" are the shorter term variants guided by the afore mentioned "long term" words. Words have meaning and it seems to me that the definition of these meanings and their relationship, one to the other, is an important "mission" of Wikipedia. That these relationships are sorted, discussed, and realized in the cauldron of on line democracy is fundamental to my own perceived purpose of the Wikipedia project. I would not want any further invasion of the "business" people into this article. As it now exists, the distinctions between "business" planning, and "social action" strategic planning are brought forth at least in a limited fashion.--The Trucker (talk) 17:09, 11 May 2013 (UTC)

I would propose that we dispense with the term "planning", and simply go with Strategy Development and Execution (or Implementation). It takes a while for a coherent strategy to emerge, hence "development" may be more suitable, given the iterative nature of the task. The term Strategy Formulation may also work. Implementation or Execution encompasses planning. [[[Special:Contributions/108.173.42.224|108.173.42.224]] (talk) 23:56, 15 May 2015 (UTC)]