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Strategic Planning with Critical Success Factors and Future Scenarios: An Integrated Strategic Planning Framework

November 2010 Technical Report
Linda Parker Gates

This report explores the value of enhancing typical strategic planning techniques with the CSF method and scenario planning.

Publisher:

Software Engineering Institute

CMU/SEI Report Number

CMU/SEI-2010-TR-037

Abstract

This report explores the value of enhancing typical strategic planning techniques with the critical success factor (CSF) method and scenario planning. It synthesizes documented theory and research in strategic planning, CSFs, and future scenarios. It proposes an enhanced, integrated information framework for strategic planning that can help organizations understand the broad range of interrelated elements that influence strategy development. Finally, the report provides insights and lessons regarding the value and limitations of the integrated strategic planning framework and suggestions for future work.