Imagine it is the final year of your strategic plan. How will you look back at 2018? Did you make the right choices, lead your organization in the right direction?
It starts with your vision: the future you want to work towards. Next is your mission, the role your organization plays in the context of what others are doing on this topic. Have you clearly formulated your added value to the world?
Strategies and programs are the roadmaps and vehicles that help you get there. Effective strategies have SMART goals (specific, measurable, ambitious, realistic and time-bound). Based on a sound Theory of Change. Result chains and logframes can help with strategic analysis: clarifying assumptions, verifying cause-effect relationships.