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Getting Strategic Planning and Financial Planning in the Same Bailiwick
To provide useful financial insight on projects, financial managers need to think about business strategy more like a series of options than a single projected

f describing words  and then through the financial lens of 'real options' shows how to time strategic choices 4 . Identifying the vision is only half the job At its core, strategic planning is a process that documents a set of choices made by management of a business describing 'the vision', objectives, goals, and supporting action plans along with the rationale and implications associated with these choices. However, as senior executives seek to realize the new vision, the momentum for change often stalls. As energized and

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