Owner of the Strategic Process
I officially took on the role of Strategic Process Owner. My role is to own (and lead) the process and ensure it works well in order to define and implement a global strategy to achieve our corporate vision.
The strategic process will look like this – more on this topic in an upcoming post.
As owner of the process, I am responsible for:
- overall effectiveness of the process;
- working closely with the leaders of the various areas of responsibility so the organization supports them in achieving their objective;
- updating the backlog of objectives and activities required to achieve the strategy;
- setting SMART goals in relation to the strategic map and ensuring coordination and alignment of objectives between the various leaders;
- promoting constructive exchanges in relation to the objectives and potential opportunities to achieve them;
- maintaining a decision log and following up on the items moved to the “parking lot” for future discussions;
- communicating the process to all stakeholders and communicating the strategy to all employees;
- establishing and using performance measurement to monitor progress toward achieving the vision;
- holding the meetings and ensuring attendance;
- ensuring commitment and support of the process by all parties.
In a nutshell, this management role is similar to the role of the Scrum Master in software development projects. We are adapting (as much as possible) the Agile principles to the management of the organization, in the hopes of establishing Agile Management.