Intro to vision strategy design and planning

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Individuals, teams, and organizations develop visions, strategies, and plans to work toward a desired end state. How do we define these key terms and concepts? Are our definitions and understandings shared by those we are working with? Establishing common, shared definitions for key terms and concepts is a component of working with unified effort toward a common goal. This presentation serves as an introduction to key terms and concepts such as: vision, strategy, design, and plans. Use this webcast as a springboard for a conversation with colleagues on the lexicon of your team/organization. To access the presentation with audio, copy and paste this URL: http://www.alisinc.com/?q=webcast/design-vision-strategy-and-plans

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Intro to vision strategy design and planning

  1. 1. Introduction to Design, Vision, Strategy, and Plans Presented by: Bob JohnsonCopyright © 2012 Abrams Learning & Information Systems, Inc. All rights reserved
  2. 2. Visit us at Purposes www.alisinc.com to access this presentation, complete with audio. • Summarize key terms and ideas • Define the need for a logic framework • Establish how the key terms and ideas fit togetherCopyright © 2012 Abrams Learning & Information Systems, Inc. All rights reserved
  3. 3. Transitioning to the Future State { Current Conditions Future Conditions Problem • Recognition that we are dissatisfied with the current or existing set of conditions and desire some future set of conditions • Solve the problem of moving from one set of conditions to a future set of conditionsCopyright © 2012 Abrams Learning & Information Systems, Inc. All rights reserved
  4. 4. What are Complex Problems? “A problem, to be a problem, must contain an unknown. If all was known, the problem would vanish.” - Alan C. Walter • Problem Structure: simple, medium, complex • Complex problems are difficult or impossible to solve because of incomplete, contradictory, and changing requirements that are often difficult to recognize. • Because of interdependencies, the effort to solve one aspect of a problem may reveal or create othersCopyright © 2012 Abrams Learning & Information Systems, Inc. All rights reserved
  5. 5. What is Design Design? Environment Adaptation “If I were given one hour to save the planet, I would spend 59 Problem minutes defining the problem and one minute resolving it.” Solution -Albert Einstein Assessment Design is a methodology for applying critical and creative thinking to understand, visualize, and describe complex problems and develop approaches to solve or manage them over time.Copyright © 2012 Abrams Learning & Information Systems, Inc. All rights reserved
  6. 6. Visit us at Vision is www.alisinc.com to access this presentation, a sensible and appealing picture of the future complete with audio. “I believe this nation should commit itself, to achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of landing a man on the moon and returning him safely to the earth” - John F. Kennedy, May 25, 1961Copyright © 2012 Abrams Learning & Information Systems, Inc. All rights reserved
  7. 7. What is Strategy? • Strategy is a logic for how the vision can be achieved • Strategy is achieving balance between ends-ways-means and risk “The game of business used to be like football: size mattered. Then it changed to basketball: speed and agility. Today, business is more like chess. Customer priorities change continually, and the signals given by these changes are vital clues to the next cycle of growth.” - Adrian SlywotzkyCopyright © 2012 Abrams Learning & Information Systems, Inc. All rights reserved
  8. 8. What is Planning? Specific steps, actions, and timetables to implement strategies “Planning consists of examining the consequences of individual actions, then stringing individual actions together into sequences and examining the possible consequences of these sequences of actions.” - Dietrich DoernerCopyright © 2012 Abrams Learning & Information Systems, Inc. All rights reserved
  9. 9. How does it come together? { Current State Future State Problem • Understand the environment, isolate problems, and develop approaches to solve the problems through Design methodologies • Describe the direction/intent for change through Vision statements • Balance ends-ways-means- and risk through Strategy • Conduct detailed Planning to implement the strategy • Assess and adapt during implementation using Design methodologiesCopyright © 2012 Abrams Learning & Information Systems, Inc. All rights reserved
  10. 10. Visit us at Summary www.alisinc.com to access this presentation, Complex problems require systemic solutions complete with audio. By employing critical and creative thinking, organizations can effectively:  Solve and manage complex problems  Innovate, lead, and manage change  Develop visions, strategies, plans, assessments, and adaptations  Improve quality and reduce costsCopyright © 2012 Abrams Learning & Information Systems, Inc. All rights reserved
  11. 11. Introduction to Design, Vision, Strategy, and Plans Presented By: Bob Johnson Abrams Learning & Information Systems Inc.To learn more about Complex Problem Solving,Strategic Planning, and DesignVisit us atwww.alisinc.comin the Professional Development tab Copyright © 2012 Abrams Learning & Information Systems, Inc. All rights reserved

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