Is the Business Plan an Input, Resource or Output of Management Review?

Business Plan - Input, Output or Resource to the Management Review?

  • Input

    Votes: 3 15.0%
  • Output

    Votes: 2 10.0%
  • Resource

    Votes: 1 5.0%
  • All of the Above

    Votes: 10 50.0%
  • None of the Above

    Votes: 1 5.0%
  • It's not important, get on with some real work!

    Votes: 3 15.0%

  • Total voters
    20

Manix

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I am a bit stuck on this one!

I cannot see it as an output as a whole, but a business plan should include quality objectives so a management review could mean that amendments are made to it. Hence it has been transformed by the process.

I can see it as an input because of the above, but not if it is simply used as a reference, as I believe this would make it a resource (I.e. it is not actually transformed by the process).

It's not 100% important I know, but it is not just limited to the business plan. What is all Business Planning and Objective activity in relation to the Management Review?
 
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Duke Okes

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This is similar to asking whether Check (C in PDCA) is an input, resource or output. It can be all.

We make a Plan, Do it, and Check to see how it went. The Check results help us accept our current plan, or revise it.
 

Howard Atkins

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It is an input to the process of formulating the new plan which is the output of this process. The resources used to perform this process are defined in the business plan.
 

atitheya

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#6
All of the above.

Input - when the management wants to decide on the process and resources required to work as per plan. Also when the management want to review the progress of the work according to the plan.

Resource - when the management wants to measure the process in the plan.

Output - when the management amends or comes out with a business plan as a result of the discussions in the review.
 

Paul Simpson

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I went for none of the above.

The business plan is an output from the business planning process (surprise, surprise!). Management review in most organizations is a (small) part of the overall business planning process.

I am not putting down management review - if used properly it can be a really powerful tool and contribute to the business planning process - I just know in most organizations it is a case of "do it for the auditors :bonk:."
 

harry

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#8
I went for none of the above.

The business plan is an output from the business planning process (surprise, surprise!). Management review in most organizations is a (small) part of the overall business planning process.

I am not putting down management review - if used properly it can be a really powerful tool and contribute to the business planning process - I just know in most organizations it is a case of "do it for the auditors :bonk:."
I can see your point, Paul. Things would be different if the title of this thread is:
Is elements of the Business Plan an Input, Resource or Output of Management Review?
 

Manix

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HI All,

Thanks for the input as always! I see people that went for "none of the above" didn't actually go for none of the above, they told me to get on with some real work!

I undertsand it is an output of the business planning process. But it should in my opinion form part of a good management review, as your quality objectives are stated in the business plan, and a good management review should surely be analysing the stated versus actual?

I therefore disagree that this is not at least a resourse used for the management review, if not something that can be transformed by it.
 

Paul Simpson

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HI All,

Thanks for the input as always! I see people that went for "none of the above" didn't actually go for none of the above, they told me to get on with some real work!
:notme:

I undertsand it is an output of the business planning process. But it should in my opinion form part of a good management review, as your quality objectives are stated in the business plan, and a good management review should surely be analysing the stated versus actual?
My post was to say that management review should be part of the business planning process but as one step in a (very) large process, review does not even get onto the radar as far as inputs and outputs are concerned.

You can't (or shouldn't) try and break processes down to individual steps - a recipe for sub optimization!
 
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