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Strategic planning ITSP

Creating and maintaining a strategy to align organisational actions, plans and resources with business objectives.

Guidance notes

Activities may include — but are not limited to:

  • iterating and reviewing strategic plans 
  • developing plans to drive forward and execute strategy
  • working with stakeholders to communicate and embed strategic management via objectives, accountabilities and progress monitoring.


Defined at these levels: 5 6 7

Strategic planning: Levels 1-4

This skill is not typically observed or practiced at these levels of responsibility and accountability.

Strategic planning: Level 5

Collates information and creates reports and insights to support strategy management processes.

Ensures that all stakeholders are aware of the strategic management approach and timetables. Provides support and guidance to help stakeholders adhere to the approach.

Develops and communicates plans to drive forward the strategy and related change planning.

Contributes to the development of policies, standards and guidelines for strategy development and planning.

Strategic planning: Level 6

Sets policies, standards, and guidelines for how the organisation conducts strategy development and planning.

Leads and manages the creation or review of a strategy that meets the requirements of the business.

Develops, communicates, implements and reviews the processes which embed strategic management in the operational management of the organisation.

Strategic planning: Level 7

Leads the definition, implementation, and communication of the organisation’s strategic management framework.

Directs the creation and review of a strategy and plans to support the strategic requirements of the business.