The Strategy Gap: Leveraging Technology to Execute Winning by Michael Coveney, Dennis Ganster, Brian Hartlen, Dave King

By Michael Coveney, Dennis Ganster, Brian Hartlen, Dave King

Not like different reviewers i discovered this ebook to symbolize an engaging perception into the place businesses have to pass in the event that they are to stay aggressive. Coveney's research is either deep and whole of reliable anecdotal proof of the type that executives should still see as representing a real fact. the writer does not gloss over the inherent problems connected to bridging the tactic hole and therein lies its weak point. whereas the e-book makes good feedback in regards to the subsequent leap forward, it will possibly have performed extra to realize the true concerns required to execute opposed to its rules. during this experience, the idea of CPM, which at one time gave the look of a very nice concept, may be relegated to administration thought instead of perform.

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Strategy is nearly always based on a combined internal and external view that includes market and competitor assumptions. To ensure that strategy is being implemented, actual reporting needs to compare performance by strategic initiative and to check that any external assumptions made while planning still hold true. Without this strategic external view, decisions will be based on a view of performance that is too narrowly focused, and the strategy gap will develop. Lack of Realistic Forecasting Although business conditions can change rapidly, many surprises that affect organizational performance can be predicted using available data and technologies.

The path forward consists of a number of mutually exclusive and exhaustive possibilities, one of which is likely to be chosen or win. This sort of uncertainty is often seen in the world of technology standards. 11g in the wireless world. In each of these cases there was or is no way to predict the eventual winner at the outset, although the alternative possibilities were or are pretty clearly delineated. This sort of uncertainty also arises with pending regulatory and statutory changes. ). There is no way to predict with certainty the outcome of the legislation.

Enterprise Resource Planning Financials Operations & Logisics Human Resources Sales & Marketing Common Database Implementing a strategic plan requires the dissemination of goals, objectives, strategies, and tactics. Planners must be able to evaluate the impact of economic drivers, forecast trends, and predict the impact of competitors. Senior management needs the ability to analyze alternative operating structures, investments, and divestments. Enterprise resource planning was not designed to deliver these capabilities.

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