Continuous Planning at UT Libraries
A strategic planning process undertaken in fall 2010 has evolved at UT Libraries into a commitment to continuous planning through the development of a flexible framework that provides an ongoing mechanism for the establishment of new initiatives to address the needs of the organization. This planning framework also emphasizes continuous assessment of initiative implementation results and progress towards strategic objectives.
The continuous planning process graphic below provides a visual representation of components of the UT Libraries planning approach. Every three years, a strategic vision for UT Libraries is developed based on an environmental scan and SWOT analysis during a formal strategic planning process. This strategic planning review results in the creation of a strategy map of objectives, identification of initiatives to realize those strategic objectives, and a Balanced Scorecard to assess impact of those initiatives and our organization’s progress towards the strategic objectives.