Most often, clients initially engage SMI to facilitate strategic planning processes. We provide deep expertise in process design and tailoring, as well as highly adept facilitation skills. SMI provides the best practice approach to enable organizations to identify and structure their strategies.

Strategic Planning

Strategic planning is an ancient term in the lexicon of management methodologies. Its specific definition varies depending on an individual’s knowledge and experience with specific techniques, as well as his or her orientation to the mission based or for-profit sectors. In the overall context of strategy management, the development of the strategic plan is the first step in an overall management approach to strategy execution. “A well executed mediocre strategy will beat a poorly executed great strategy — every time.”

Leadership of complex organizations today demands a robust strategic plan and an awareness of the tools and processes to create and manage that plan. SMI takes leaders through the essential aspects required to meet these goals and needs.

President and CEO, National Center for Manufacturing Sciences