University of Houston, Certificate in Strategic Foresight
P Bishop, 12/27/00
Strategic planning is the process by which most people deal with the future. Introduced in the early 1980s, it was considered to be the sine qua non of effective long-term success. The gleam of its once high promise has faded as people realize that it does contain the magic bullet they were looking for. Since then, enterprises have moved off to Total Quality Management (TQM), Business Process Re-engineering (BPR), Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Customer Relationship Management (CRM) or whatever is the latest in the alphabet soup of three-letter fads.