Initiating the Strategic Planning Process

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Strategic planning is essential for organizations because, ultimately, it helps them to be of value to the stakeholders and communities that they serve. While this provides a broad explanation of the importance of strategic planning, it does not explain why it is specifically relevant for your particular organization. When initiating the strategic planning process, you want to be able to obtain stakeholder buy-in, and to do this, you have to be able to explain its relevance. For this Discussion, you examine the relevance of strategic planning to the organization that you selected for your Final Project. I have choosen The Department of Homeland Security (DHS)

Post a brief description of the non-profit or public organization that you have selected for your Final Project. Explain why strategic planning is relevant to this organization. Then, identify critical components of the organization’s strategic planning process and explain why they are critical in terms of missions and goals.

Required Readings

Bryson, J. M. (2018). Strategic planning for public and nonprofit organizations: A guide to strengthening and sustaining organizational achievement (5th ed.). Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
  • Chapter 3, “Initiating and Agreeing on a Strategic Planning Process” (pp. 77-112)This chapter explains how to develop an initial agreement for organizational strategic planning. It also provides detailed design guidelines for organizations to follow.
  • Chapter 4, “Clarifying Organizational Mandates and Mission” (pp. 115-142)This chapter provides guidance on identifying and clarifying an organization’s mandates, mission, and values. It also begins to explore stakeholder analyses.
  • Resource A, “A Guide to Stakeholder Identification and Analysis Techniques” (pp. 400-422)This resource examines the importance of stakeholder identification for organizations, as well as techniques for conducting stakeholder analyses.
McHatton, P. A., Bradshaw, W., Gallagher, P. A., & Reeves, R. (2011). Results from a strategic planning process: Benefits for a nonprofit organization. Nonprofit Management and Leadership, 22(2), 233–249.
Note: You will access this article from the Walden Library databases.
This article examines the strategic planning process within a non-profit organization. It also explores the benefits of implementing strategic planning, including the impact of planning on the organization’s future.

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School: Rice University



Strategic Planning for Defense Department
Institution Affiliation




Department of Defense Description
Department of Defense is a public organization mandated to provide security. It is the
largest government employer in the US. Department of Defense is mandated to provide military
forces required in for the provision of defense against external aggression and peacekeeping
outside the United States as the US may deem necessary. The defense department uses the Army
and the military body at sea and on the air to execute its responsibility. It comprises of over one
million men on duty (Gholz & Sapolsky, 2018). The mission of the defense department is to
provide military forces and offer all elements necessary to prevent the occurrence of war and
enhance security in the country. In line with people’s security, the defense department protects
people’s interest and offers a defense to all the U.s strategies.
The relevance of strategic planning in the department of defense
Strategic planning is relevant in the defense department to clarify the goals and missions
of the defense department. This implies that strategic planning assists in clarifying the mis...

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