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Research shows that 60-90% of organisations fail to successfully implement their strategies.  To help them solve this problem, First Principles Consulting developed STARR.  STARR stands for Strategy, Tactics, Actions, Reviews, Results and is a proven, fully integrated process that drives strategic execution. 
STRATEGY [1.1] To develop a successful strategy we must first have a vision, understand our mission and business model [1.2] and be aligned as a team. [1.3] Consider what the world will look like when we achieve our vision and outline a transition path to that new world. [2.1] A strategy is not a detailed action plan. [2.2]
TACTICS  Your tactical plan should outline the next 12 months of your strategy.  Turn strategic objectives into quantified targets and actions.  Deadlines, clear deliverables and accountabilities are key and Gantt charts work well here. 
ACTIONS  Falling behind? Start reviewing your tactical plans on a monthly basis and slice off some clearly defined deliverables.  Operational developments, new insights, corporate mandates and compliance requirements will also emerge.  On the monthly and weekly time horizons, Kanban boards keep the team in sync and priorities and statuses transparent. 
REVIEW  Conduct monthly one-on-ones and weekly team reviews to ensure steady progress.  One-on-ones between individual managers and their leader align on priorities for the next month and track last month's success.  Weekly reviews are well-run meetings involving the whole leadership team. 
RESULTS  Results are proof of successful actions.  A balance of leading and lagging KPIs works best.  Completed deliverables represent leading KPIs of STARR.  Lagging indicators tell us how effective the actions were.  Think Balanced Scorecard. 
Most companies have many aspects of STARR in place but lack integration and critical links in the chain.  Our team has helped many organisations implement STARR successfully.  Our consulting style respects that your business is your business.  Get in touch today!