Common Strategy

Neighbours: AS-IS, common-accounts common-constraints
Children: strategic themes,1

Common Strategy Description

A fitness for purpose checklist:

  • Does the strategy exist as a set of strategic themes which are capable of providing a starting point for the planning of the required set of changes.
  • Is there a set of strategic change initiatives which are consistent with the vision and the strategic themes for the business unit (stakeholder/principal), and are described in sufficient detail to enable subsequent prioritisation, selection and sequencing?
  • Is there a prioritised set of change programmes which clearly shows the interrelationships and dependencies between the change programmes themselves together with their costs and relative contributions (expressed in terms of potential benefits) to the vision and strategic themes of the organisation.

The business strategy must be maintained continually, in line with changes in the business and its environment. It should be formally reviewed at least annually as part of the business planning round; it provides the context for progress reporting on strategic themes.

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