Welcome to your first class of ‘Implement an Operational Plan’.
Please open the presentation below and follow it in class.
Comparing Operational and Strategic Planning
In-class discussion on what the words strategic and operational imply:
Strategic: theory, plan, ideas
Operational: practical, the actual doing of it
Looking at strategic and operational planning in the context of:
- Chess: the strategy relates to the moves ahead, the player is thinking about a number of combinations. The player will try to determine and anticipate the opponent’s moves, while thinking through a number of moves that would give the player an advantage.
- Military: the general may think about a strategy of attack, while on a lower level of the hierarchy, the Captain may think about how to implement the orders and how to make it happen.
This may include thw day to day running of an army, the resource management, the movement of the troops.
Strategic and Operational Planning for an Institute
In teams Use Kangan Institute as an example and list aspects that relate to planning on a strategic level and planning related to the operational level of a business.
Discuss your findings.
View the VMB (Visual Management Board) used by ICT
Students will view the VMB used by ICT and understand how ICT manages the strategic vision of the institute and translates it to an operational level.
If you missed this class you will need to check with your colleagues and teacher on what the VMB was about.