Accession Number:

ADA256292

Title:

A Strategic Planning Primer: Model, Methods, and Misunderstandings

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

ARMY ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY INST CHAMPAIGN IL

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1992-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

33.0

Abstract:

Strategic planning guides fundamental decisions and actions that shape an organization, its activities, and its purpose. Strategic planning has roots in many different disciplines, particularly military science, community planning, corporate planning, and budgeting and finance. Significant contributions have been made to the field from each of these disciplines. This primer summarizes some of the many different models and schools of thought on strategic planning. It sets forth some assumptions, guidelines, and axioms for an AEPI strategic planning model based on the Institutes experience. Finally, the primer provides some reflections on effectiveness criteria, process design concerns, and some common misunderstandings and misconceptions associated with a strategic planning process. strategic planning.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Forces and Organizations
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE