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Business Planning
CPM Solutions LLC
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Business Planning

Our Business Planning services are highly customizable to client needs. Generally those services include one or more of the following:

  • Strategy
  • Management Retreats
  • Long Range Planning
  • Short Range Planning
  • Balanced Scorecard


    Strategy is knowing, specifically where you want to go and generally how and when you are to get there. Of course, this is an over simplification for a complex organization.

    We help organizations to develop a vision for who they are, and what they want to achieve. This is accomplished through both internal and external examination. We help organizations to develop a 360 degree view of themselves with insights developed from multiple levels within the organization as well as inputs from customers, suppliers and competitors.

    Some of the techniques we use, include:

  • SWOT Analysis
  • Critical Success Factor Determination
  • Visioning
  • Mission Development
  • Objective Development
  • Balanced Scorecard
  • Unifying Principles
  • Hedgehog Concept

    Management Retreats

    Management is an extremely important function staffed by unique people. Most of the time they are focused on the demanding jobs of running the organization. For their own good, and for the good of the organization, the management team needs to get away with each other to plan, to bond and to renew their commitment to the organization and each other.

    We assist management in this essential renewal process by organizing and facilitating management retreats. Our retreats range from 4 hour mini-sessions to week-long, in-depth planning efforts. We hold retreats both onsite and offsite and with focuses of mostly work or mostly play.

    Regardless of the format, length or focus; good thing always happen.

    Long Range Planning

    Once an organization has set their course through strategy, it is time to develop a long-range tactical plan. Long Range Planning is frequently confused with Strategic Planning (Strategy) because of its long-range horizon. In reality, Long Range Planning and Short Range Planning are much more similar to each other than either of them is to Strategic Planning.

    The focus of Long Range Planning is to develop the specifics of how and when the strategy is to be accomplished. The time horizon for Long Range Planning looks out at least 3 and more typically 5 years into the future. The Long Range Plan is typically updated every 1-2 years, with a rolling 3 or 5 year horizon.

    Some of the techniques we employ to facilitate Long Range Planning include:

    Objective Determination
    Goal Setting
    Goal Alignment
    Balanced Scorecard
    Six Sigma tools

    Short Range Planning

    Short Range Planning is much more granular than Long Range Planning. Short Range Planning asks (and answers) the question, "What must be done today, to achieve a goal due next quarter, that supports an objective to be realized in two years, that is essential to fulfilling our ultimate strategy?"

    Strategy and Long Range Planning are done to set direction. Short Range Plans are developed to be executed in the here and now, by assigned individuals with real due dates.

    Techniques we use to facilitate Short Range Planning include:

  • Brainstorming
  • Task Development
  • Task Alignment
  • Prioritization
  • Detailed Action Planning
  • Project Management

    Balanced Scorecard

    Balanced Scorecard is both a planning and executing methodology that has been highly popularized in the last 10 years. It is based upon the fundamental principle that an organization must be balanced in its tactics to achieve a sustainable strategy. The balance is established between four key areas: Financial, Customer, Learning & Growth and Internal Business Processes. The balance is achieved by aligning each of the organization's goals not only against their strategy, but also against one or more of these four areas.

    We assist organizations implement the Balanced Scorecard (including Balanced Scorecard software) as an adjunct of our Business Planning services.
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