Strategic & Business Planning
Strategic planning is the process through which an organisation determines the results it intends to achieve (goals, strategic objectives), how it will achieve its results (project and operational plans), what it will cost the organisation (budgets) and how it will measure whether it has achieved its results (performance measurement). (Results Based Planning – Manto Management Methodology Toolkit). The strategic planning process is undertaken every five years where departments are required to produce a five year strategic plan. The five year strategic plan is comprised of an annual performance plan that is reviewed and developed each year.
In the context of the public sector strategic planning can be a complex process as it must comply with the prescribed planning frameworks, it must incorporate the different planning cycles in government, it must align to governments programme of action, it must integrate cross-cutting issues, it must prioritise what to achieve with defined resources and it must enable accountable performance management, monitoring, reporting and evaluation. Manto Management’s approach to strategic planning is based on an approach called Results or Outcomes based planning and management.
This is an approach by which an organization ensures that its processes, products and services contribute to the achievement of clearly articulated results in its strategy. A result is a consequence of a particular activity, project or program that an organization implements and for which it is willing to be held accountable from a performance perspective.
It moves beyond traditional strategic planning in that it changes the emphasis from broad desired future states (goals and strategic objectives) into statements that focuses more specifically on change (e.g. what, how much and by when).
This approach is base an the approach adopted by National Treasury and the country.
The current practice of public sector strategic planning is restricted by a number of problems and challenges:
Our structure process of strategic planning produces a high quality plan that is aligned to the regulatory requirements
A deep track record of experience – we have supported a multitude of customers in developing Strategic and Annual Performance Plans.
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Programme & Project Management
Programme and Project Management is the process of managing several related projects, often with the intention of improving an organisations performance. (Example of the client and the name of the project undertaken).
- Our strategic management solutions have been deployed across all spheres of government;
- We have developed strategic plans and APP’s for numerous national departments, agencies and entities of government (DCOG, Human Settlements, Health; TIA, EAB, ESKOM)
- We supported the development of IDP, SDBIPS and budgets for municipalities ;
- We have developed national sector strategies;
- Our methods and tools are aligned the public sector frameworks
Monitoring & Evaluation
Monitoring and Evaluation is increasingly recognised as the cornerstone for effective program management and is critical for organisational sustainability. It is a process that helps improve performance and achieve results.
Performance Management is the supervision and oversight of employees, departments, and organisations with the objective of seeing that milestones and objectives are reached in an efficient and effective manner. It provides feedback, accountability, and documentation for performance outcomes and helps employees to channel their talents toward organisational goals.