What is strategic planning?

Strategic analysis is part of strategic planning

Strategic planning is a process that involves several activities. NCVO Third Sector Foresight focuses on one of them: strategic analysis of the external environment. This is reputed to be the most difficult!

Strategic planning is a journey

Strategic planning can be viewed as a sequence of six different activities with definite start and end points.

Strategic planning is a cycle

Once the final stage of strategic planning has been reached, it's time to think about starting the whole process again. So strategic planning should be a permanent fixture in an organisation's activities.

Read about the six stages of strategic planning.

Last updated at 15:08 Mon 18/May/09.