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Welcome to PlanningSkills.COM

This website focuses on a wide variety of topics related to organization and individual planning situations. The primary focus is business planning.

Planning is an anticipatory decision making process that involves situation analysis, forecasting outcomes and events, evaluating alternative courses of action, anticipating consequences and considering implementation issues and contingencies. Planning often begins with asking one or more questions, for example: What if ...? Could we ...? Do we ...? Is it possible...? How should we respond ...? How can we ...? Is it feasible to ...?

In general, planning is a proactive process that is intended to help individuals, groups and organizations achieve performance objectives.

Featured Glossary Term

Strategy Evaluation and Choice

Strategy evaluation and choice is a process that reconciles strategic actions, market opportunities, corporate strengths and resources, values of general managers, and legal requirements and social responsibilities to select a "best" mission, strategic thrust, and set of strategic actions.

Featured Planning Tip

Attack in strength at weakness Isacc Asimov cites this tip in his classic book Foundation and Empire. Another way of thinking about this tip is "Avoid Strength, Attack Weakness: Strike Where the Enemy is Most Vulnerable." Supposedly this strategy interpretation is based upon the advice of Sun Bin in about 354 BC or Sun Tzu in The Art of War.

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