Ms. Sadaghiani, PMP, a Strategic Project Management Expert in Iran, will go through the meaning of “Strategy” to clarify its importance in life and business
Nowadays people utilize the word “strategy” in different circumstances. Some people think that strategy is something helpful for being successful in our pathway toward the end. But what exactly they mean by saying “something”? Some others define strategy as tactic, but strategy could be considered as an umbrella over tactic. Tactic is doing things right and strategy tell us how to do the right things for being winner at the end. In more professional words, from a view of a Strategic Project Management Expert in Iran, seeing strategy just as a plan like strategic plan is a common mistake because strategic plan is rooted from strategy and should be considered as a tool to implement it.
Research by a Strategic Project Management Expert in Iran
The word “strategy” seems to be used first time in military and gradually entered into the business world. One of the meanings you find by googling “strategy” is as bellow:
“The art of planning and directing overall military operations and movements in a war or battle”
Yes, that is a good idea to see strategy as an art, the art of winning.
Not having a clear definition of strategy in mind can make us deprived of the advantages that strategy could bring to us in today’s competitive fast- paces business world.
Here I chose some famous strategy definitions made by some pioneer thinkers on strategy:
Strategy definition by Micheal Porter:
“The set of integrated choices that define how you achieve superior performance in the face of competition. It is not a goal, it is the position you choose that will result in achieving the goal; the actions are the path you take to realize the positioning”
Strategy definition by Kepner-Tregoe:
“The framework, which guides those choices that determine the nature and direction of an organization. Ultimately, this boils down to selecting products (or services) to offer and the markets in which to offer them.”
Strategy definition by Lafely & Martin:
Strategy is the answer to five interrelated questions:
- What is your winning aspiration?
- Where will you play?
- How will you win?
- What capabilities must be in place?
- What management systems are required?
Here, I think we could be in the same page by considering the above strategy definitions as a common language. In the next part, I will go through the strategic aspects of project management. I do appreciate if you, the respected reader share your comments regarding this article with me.
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