Chapter 5. Use the Six Design Drivers

STRATEGIC GROUPING BEGINS WITH BREAKING tasks apart and grouping them into logical clusters. This work needs to be done whether the focus is on the entire enterprise or a business unit or function located a number of layers down in the organization. Strategic grouping requires the unit's leader to take a big-picture view of the work necessary to execute the business plan—a top-down view. Put another way, strategic grouping answers the question, "What basic grouping of work do we believe will best create the capabilities necessary to deliver the strategy?" Later, a bottom-up view will define the business and management processes that are also required to ensure capability development. But first, much like engineers ...

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