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A Strategic Field of Action is an elaborated, structured definition of a strategic goal. It is the centerpiece of strategic planning of a company. It links the myriads of projects of a company to a small set of business value oriented, management compatible fields of action.


SFAs are medium grained. As a rule of thumb we think of approximately ten SFAs per top level capability. These SFAs are aggregated to around ten SFAs on company level (governed by top level executives).

SFAs are formulated from a business value point of view. Thus they are business related even if their implementation is purely technical. SFAs challenge the vision of your CEO by asking questions that arise during innovation initiatives. Answer them when they appear in the course of a business/IT project. SFAs are the perfect elements for structured planning in the direction of a vision in unplannable times.

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