Beyond Integrated Planning and Reporting

We are the creators of the Government Framework© Planning aims to manage how cities, towns and regions grow and change in a way that benefits the public interest. It’s about better outcomes for people, places, the environment and the economy, and therefore deals with livability, sustainability and prosperity. Planning is becoming increasingly essential to how […]

Strategic Planning and Reporting in Local Government

We are the creators of the Government Framework© If I were to ask to you compare the construction of a building to running a local government, you might suggest an analogy detailing the requirements for a strong foundation and a desire to utilize the best workers available. You would not be wrong. If I were […]

Life After the Pandemic and choosing a Strategic Planning Partner

Getting Back to Normal in Countries and Cities with a Strategic Planning Partner Counties and cities across the USA need to consider now what measures can be applied “safely” to stimulate demand, by getting consumers out of their homes and businesses back to work. High unemployment over the next year and reduced revenues for both […]

Planning and Reporting in Local Government

Supporting Department Managers in Local Government Planning and Reporting With a certain move further toward increased accountability and public interface, local government organizations are understanding that planning and reporting are not just checklist items to be ticked off, leading into and closing out each year. Strategic and operational local government planning needs to be accurate, […]

Strategic Planning Software: Are managers adequately defining their strategic plans?

One of the great features of using strategic planning software is the ability to see definitive planning structure within each of your manager’s plans. Strategic planning in management is essential but there are practical limitations to its use. The reasons why people fail in strategic planning emphasise the practical difficulties encountered in planning. Several limits […]

Navigating your strategic planning process in uncertain times.

Status: Next year we have an election, possibly a new CEO and a new corporate plan. “Let’s wait until the dust settles” is a common response as a cautious approach to the strategic planning process and strategy execution. However, every week you leave your planning can adversely impact on you for several weeks, or months, […]

Operational Planning Challenges in Local Government

Most administrations set a “horizon” period for strategic or operational planning, and most likely they have spent valuable time in the planning process during this period. Historically, a considerable amount of this strategic and operational planning has little possibility of being actioned due to changing management, unassigned tasks, non-aligned collaboration, lack of reporting, transparency, or […]