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Strategic Planning
Strategic planning is an organization An organization, or organisation (Commonwealth English The use of the English language English is a of the , originally spoken by the inhabitants of . It is named after the , one of the ancient that migrated from , a peninsu ...'s process A process is a series or set of activities that interact to produce a result; it may occur once-only or be recurrent or periodic. Things called a process include: Business and management *Business process A business process, business method or ... of defining its strategy Strategy (from Greek#REDIRECT Greek Greek may refer to: Greece Anything of, from, or related to Greece Greece ( el, Ελλάδα, , ), officially the Hellenic Republic, is a country located in Southeast Europe. Its population is approxim ..., or direction, and making decisions on allocating its resources to pursue this strategy. It may also extend to control mechanisms for guiding the implementation ...
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Organization
An organization, or organisation (Commonwealth English The use of the English language English is a of the , originally spoken by the inhabitants of . It is named after the , one of the ancient that migrated from , a peninsula on the (not to be confused with ), to the area of later nam ...; see spelling differences), is an entity An entity is something that exists as itself, as a subject or as an object, actually or potentially, concretely or abstractly, physically or not. It need not be of material existence. In particular, abstraction Abstraction in its main sense is ...—such as a company A company, abbreviated as co., is a Legal personality, legal entity representing an association of people, whether Natural person, natural, Legal person, legal or a mixture of both, with a specific objective. Company members share a common pu ..., an institution Institutions, according to Samuel P. Huntington Samuel Phillips Huntington (April 18, ...
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WMF StrategicPlan2011 Spreads
WMF may refer to: Organisations * Wikimedia Foundation, a non-profit foundation that supports the Wikimedia movement projects, including Wikipedia. * , a Namibian armoured vehicle producer * Women and Memory Forum, a women's rights organisation based in Egypt * World Minifootball Federation, an authority of minifootball * World Minigolfsport Federation, a federation of miniature golf associations * World Monuments Fund, an international historic preservation organization * WMF Group, a German tableware manufacturer Computing

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Cold War
The Cold War was a period of geopolitical Geopolitics (from Greek#REDIRECT Greek Greek may refer to: Greece Anything of, from, or related to Greece Greece ( el, Ελλάδα, , ), officially the Hellenic Republic, is a country located in Southeast Europe. Its population is approxi ... tension between the United States The United States of America (U.S.A. or USA), commonly known as the United States (U.S. or US) or America, is a country Continental United States, primarily located in North America. It consists of 50 U.S. state, states, a Washington, D.C., ... and the Soviet Union The Soviet Union,. officially the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. (USSR),. was a that spanned during its existence from 1922 to 1991. It was nominally a of multiple national ; in practice and were highly until its final years. The ... and their respective allies, the Western Bloc The Western Bloc, also known as the Anti-Communist Bloc, Capitalist Bloc and the ...
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Project Socrates
Project Socrates was a classified U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency The Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) is an intelligence agency An intelligence agency is a government agency A government or state agency, sometimes an appointed commission, is a permanent or semi-permanent organization in the machinery of ... program established in 1983 within the Reagan administration Ronald Reagan Ronald Wilson Reagan ( ; February 6, 1911June 5, 2004) was an American politician who served as the 40th president of the United States The president of the United States (POTUS) is the and of the . The pres .... It was founded and directed by physicist Michael C. Sekora to determine why the United States was unable to maintain economic competitiveness—and to rectify the situation. According to Project Socrates: rd’s eye view of competition went far beyond, in terms of scope and completeness, the extremely narrow slices of data that were available to the profess ...
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Capability Maturity Model
The Capability Maturity Model (CMM) is a development model created in 1986 after a study of data collected from organizations that contracted with the U.S. Department of Defense The United States Department of Defense (DoD, USDOD or DOD) is an executive branch department of the federal government charged with coordinating and supervising all agencies and functions of the government directly related to national secur ..., who funded the research. The term "maturity" relates to the degree of formality and optimization Mathematical optimization (alternatively spelled ''optimisation'') or mathematical programming is the selection of a best element, with regard to some criterion, from some set of available alternatives. Optimization problems of sorts arise i ... of processes, from ''ad hoc Ad hoc is a Latin phrase __NOTOC__ This is a list of Wikipedia articles of Latin phrases and their translation into English. To view all phrases on a single, lengthy document, see: ...
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McKinsey & Company
McKinsey & Company is a management consulting Management consulting is the practice of helping organization An organization, or organisation (Commonwealth English The use of the English language English is a of the , originally spoken by the inhabitants of . It is named ... firm, founded in 1926 by University of Chicago The University of Chicago (UChicago) is a private Private or privates may refer to: Music * "In Private "In Private" was the third single in a row to be a charting success for United Kingdom, British singer Dusty Springfield, after an abse ... professor James O. McKinsey, that advises on strategic management In the field of management Management (or managing) is the administration of an organization An organization, or organisation (Commonwealth English The use of the English language English is a West Germanic languages, We ... to corporations, governments, and other organizations. McKinsey is the ol ...
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Responsive Evaluation
Responsive evaluation is an approach to measure the effectiveness of educational programs developed by Robert E. Stake. This approach enables to evaluate the educational and other programs by comparing the program activity, the program uniqueness, and the social diversity of the people. The most important feature in the Responsive evaluation is the responsiveness to main issues and problems, in particular those cases where people recognize at the site. ThResponsive evaluationemphasizes: # Educational problems more than objectives or hypotheses # Direct and indirect observation of program participation (the pluralism of value standards held by various groups) # A continuous attention to audience information-needs and media for reporting In order to achieve a well responsive evaluation, it is essential to preordinate the evaluation. Preordinate Evaluation This approach designs a "front-loaded" with the evaluation tools consumed to accomplish the observations by interpreting them. ...
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Strategy Maps
A strategy map is a diagram that is used to document the primary strategic goals being pursued by an organization or Senior management, management team. It is an element of the documentation associated with the Balanced Scorecard, and in particular is characteristic of the second generation of Balanced Scorecard designs that first appeared during the mid-1990s. The first diagrams of this type appeared in the early 1990s, and the idea of using this type of diagram to help document Balanced Scorecard was discussed in a paper by Drs. Robert S. Kaplan and David P. Norton in 1996. The strategy map idea featured in several books and articles during the late 1990s by Robert S. Kaplan and David P. Norton. Their original book in 1996, "The Balanced Scorecard, Translating strategy into action", contained diagrams which are later called strategy maps, but at this time they did not refer to them as such. Kaplan & Norton's second book, The Strategy Focused Organization, explicitly refers to ...
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Balanced Scorecard
A balanced scorecard is a strategy performance management Performance management (PM) is the process of ensuring that a set of activities and outputs meets an organization's goal A goal is an idea of the future or desired result that a person or a group of people envision, Planning, plan and c ... tool – a semi-standard structured report A report is a document that presents information in an organized format for a specific audience and purpose. Although summaries of reports may be delivered orally, complete reports are almost always in the form of written documents. Usage In ..., that can be used by managers to keep track of the execution of activities by the staff within their control and to monitor the consequences arising from these actions. The phrase 'balanced scorecard' primarily refers to a performance management report used by a management team, and typically this team is focused on managing the implementation of a strategy or operational activities ...
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SWOT Analysis
SWOT analysis (or SWOT matrix) is a strategic planning Strategic planning is an organization An organization, or organisation (Commonwealth English The use of the English language English is a of the , originally spoken by the inhabitants of . It is named after the , one of th ... and strategic management In the field of management Management (or managing) is the administration of an organization An organization, or organisation (Commonwealth English The use of the English language English is a West Germanic languages, We ... technique used to help a person or organization identify strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats related to business Business is the activity of making one's living or making money by producing or buying and selling products (such as goods and services). Simply put, it is "any activity or enterprise entered into for profit." Having a business name A trad ... competition or project p ...
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Porter Five Forces Analysis
Porter's Five Forces Framework is a method of analysing the operating environment of a competition Competition is a rivalry A rivalry is the state of two people or groups engaging in a lasting competitive relationship. Rivalry is the "against each other" spirit between two competing sides. The relationship itself may also be called "a ri ... of a business. It draws from industrial organization (IO) economics to derive five forces that determine the competitive intensity and, therefore, the attractiveness (or lack thereof) of an industry in terms of its profitability. An "unattractive" industry is one in which the effect of these five forces reduces overall profitability. The most unattractive industry would be one approaching "pure competition", in which available profits for all firms are driven to normal profit levels. The five-forces perspective is associated with its originator, Michael E. Porter of Harvard University Harvard University is a private Private or ...
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