Strategic, Tactical, and Operational updated at 2024-03-04

Strategic, Tactical, and Operational Planning

Planning means setting goals and choosing the best path to follow to achieve the company's objectives.

The quality of plan execution determines the effectiveness of management.

All of this is about prioritizing efforts on the main objectives.

Strategic Planning

This is where everything starts, where the company's future vision is defined.

It's important to continuously review the planning done to update it according to the current reality. Strategic planning deals with risk, inversely proportional.

Strategic Objectives

Examples of strategic objectives are:

They are defined based on fundamental questions, such as:

Tactical Planning

Similar to Strategic but in a local scope of the team/area. Examples: PM in the Product team, TLs in the Engineering team. It's a manager profile.

It takes care of creating goals and conditions for the actions established by strategic planning to be achieved.

Good questions to be asked during tactical planning:

Tactical Objectives

Tactical objectives are the results of planning for each department of the company.

Some examples of Tactical Objectives:

Operational Planning

It is focused on actions to be taken in short terms. This is where the methods, processes, and systems to be used for the organization to achieve its strategic and tactical objectives are defined. Basically, this is where the division of tasks occurs, who does what.

Operational Objectives

For operational planning, some relevant questions are:

It's always good to have contingency plans, in case any step doesn't happen as expected., 2024. Reach me at [email protected]