What is Strategic Planning?
Strategic Planning is an organizational process whereby leadership defines the long-term vision of the organization and then the way in which the organization will get to that end-state. Painting the picture of where you will go is only one part of strategic planning. The next critical action required is deciding on what resources will be used and how as we move towards our vision. Through our 2020 Vision, BUPERS-Millington/NPC has our end-state defined. The organization's leadership has also crafted a plan of action we will undertake to get to 2020 through our Business Plan. SPIO's role is to coordinate these planning efforts, organize the reporting of these efforts, and facilitate discussions regarding resources and issues when necessary. Strategic Planning is iterative with short-term actions evolving as the organization conducts business year to year. What remains consistent is the 2020 Vision as our end-goal for delivering superior service to the Sailors.
What is the Business Plan?
This business plan represents a culmination of work by our organization defining our mission and crafting a set of action plans to support our work towards the 2020 Vision. We now have a plan of action and milestones for the year that ultimately support the Navy Total Force Strategy for the 21st century. The Business Plan takes these efforts to the next level stitching the action plans together into a cohesive organizational view, providing our philosophy and resulting processes for strategic management.
We developed this Business Plan to focus our efforts on our focus areas defining the actions we will take in order to achieve our desired effects and how we will manage and track those actions. It is specifically targeted at BUPERS-Millington Echelon II and Navy Personnel Command Echelon III activities.
This is a living document that will evolve throughout the year as environmental conditions change, new needs are identified and progress is made. This adaptability enhances our strategic planning and resource management effectiveness, enabling us to satisfy mission requirements in very dynamic conditions.