Strategic, Tactical and Operational Planning
The Strategic Plan is a document that describes the goals of an organization. It also provides guidance for planning activities to achieve those goals. The plan can be used by management as well as employees.
Tactical plans are usually short-term in nature. They provide direction on how to accomplish specific objectives within a specified time frame. A tactical plan may include detailed schedules or instructions on how to complete tasks.
Operational Plans describe what will happen during a given period of time. These plans are often referred to as operational plans because they define the day-to-day operations of an organization.