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Examples of Strategic Initiatives:

by Danny Solow on March 23, 2017

Choosing the data you want to collect is fundamental to Balanced Scorecards

What are best practices for collecting strategic initiative information? In the context of the Balanced scorecard, there are some basic datapoints to consider when creating your strategic initiatives.


First, choose some basic definitional fields for your strategic initiatives:

Example Initiative Template

As shown above (and written before), the following fields are a good start:

  • Name
  • Start/End Date
  • Scope/Definition
  • Key Deliverables
  • Relationship to a strategic objective
  • 3-5 proposed milestones/tasks
  • Project manager, sponsor, and team

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Strategic Initiatives Examples:Strategic Initiatives Examples

The above template is primarily useful when designing your Balanced Scorecard and inventorying initiatives. However, organizations will also need to regularly report on initiatives. While that may be accomplished in PowerPoint, it is much easier when aided by Balanced Scorecard software. When reporting on initaitives, additional useful fields are:

  • Status
  • Percent complete
  • Performance Analysis
  • Recommendations

These fields will add a critical qualitative dimension to your Balanced Scorecard, and help leadership teams make better decisions based.

Here is what a completed initiative template looks like in ESM:

Initiative Page Example.png


Don't overlook choosing the right template

You'll be using your strategic initiative templates all the time, so make sure that you're collecting the right data up-front.

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Topics: Balanced Scorecards Strategic Initiatives Business Strategy

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