The Process of Developing an Operational Plan for an Organisation

There are several important key areas to consider when developing an operation plan and all of them must be considered before the plan can be put into place. An operational plan must take into consideration the organisations strategic plan. In my experience, there are 5 core areas to consider when putting together an operation plan. […]

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How the Interdependencies in Work Activities Impact on Operational Planning and Implementation

There are three main types of interdependences in an organisational structure: pooled, sequential and reciprocal (shared).  Pooled interdependence is defined as two or more entities being mutually dependent on each other. Such examples may include sharing knowledge and expertise as part of a team, or working with a co-worker to complete a specific project. This […]

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The Purpose of Risk Analyses and Risk Management in Operational Planning

Risk Analyses in Operational Planning  Risk analysis is assessing the probability of something going wrong, whilst at the same time also assessing the possible negative consequences if it does. Risk analysis can help reduce negative effects on an organisation is not completely eradicate them. Failure to conduct risk management can result in a lost of […]

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The Usefulness of Different Decision Making Techniques for Operational Planning Decisions

If we are certain of an outcome we may make an instant decision, based on our prior experience, expertise and the predictable outcome, without using any decision-making technique.   However, when a manager lacks perfect information or whenever an information asymmetry exists, risk or uncertainty arises. Under a state of risk, the decision maker has incomplete […]

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The Need for Operational Planning for Different Types of Operations

Operational planning is the process of planning strategic goals and objectives to tactical goals and objectives. It describes milestones, conditions for success and explains how, or what portion of, a strategic plan will be put into operation during a given operational period, in the case of commercial application, a fiscal year or another given budgetary […]

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Understand the Principles and Practices of Operational Planning in Organisations

The need for operational planning for different types of operations Operational planning is the process of planning strategic goals and objectives to tactical goals and objectives. It describes milestones, conditions for success and explains how, or what portion of, a strategic plan will be put into operation during a given operational period, in the case […]

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