Strategic Management Process

This is a six-stage process, run in-house usually by a Strategic Management Group. It is supported by various consultants and accessible to external stakeholders. It is a useful method for public and voluntary organizations.

  • Historical context, examination of previous trends and the emergence of a future vision for the way ahead
  • Situational Assessment, blame free SWOT Analysis of the present situation
  • Strategic Issue Agenda, identify issues from points 1 and 2 above and acknowledge the relationships that exist between points 4-7
  • Strategic Options, define as many positive solutions to meet the SWOT analysis and future vision. Define strategies, and outline costs, feasibility, acceptability and effectiveness.
  • Feasibility Assessment, a selection of strategies is examined through Stakeholder Analysis and Resource Analysis.
  • Implementation, to evaluate the stakeholders

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