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ERIC Number: EJ820817
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1528-5324
No Free Lunch: A Condensed Strategic Planning Process
Kohrmann, Patrick C., II
EDUCAUSE Quarterly, v31 n4 p62-65 2008
Most people picture "strategic planning" as endless meetings spent doing SWOT (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats) analyses, crafting vision and mission statements, and developing goals and action plans. Few look forward to the experience or reflect back on it with pleasure. In this article, the author describes how he and his colleagues at Penn State University-Berks have developed a five-year Information Technology Services (ITS@Berks) strategic plan in less than five hours of meetings with stakeholders. Their complete strategic planning process was broken down into three stages: (1) Fixing one's sights on the future (brainstorming); (2) Charting the course (how individuals are going to get there); and Checking one's bearings (monitoring progress). (Contains 1 table and 1 endnote.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania