- Planning sessions require a set agenda, otherwise participants can
digress into other areas that are only tangentially related.
- When the focus is academic technology, the planning team can easily
be tempted to discuss technology in a more global sense. Keeping the
task at hand is central.
- Buy-in is a critical element. Who should be on the planning team and
a process for adoption of the plan need to be worked out.
- Planning projects must be conceptualized within a fiscal context.
There should be no unfunded mandates.
- A concentrated time frame can energize participants to have an "action"
approach. It creates "light at the end of the tunnel," a good
tactical planning process has finite parameters and produces a meaningful