There are 3 types of plans that as IT people need to be aware of and know the meaning.
- Strategic Plan
- Tactical Plan
- Operational Plan
A strategic plan is a long-term plan that is fairly stable and defines goals, mission and objectives. Long term goals and visions for future are discussed as part of strategic plans.
A tactical plan is a midterm plan developed to provide a temporary solution for a problem or accomplish the goals in long term plan in a quicker way where more work is known to be required sometime in the future to keep the solution solid
An Operational plan is a short term plan and is highly detailed based on the strategic and tactical plans. They are useful only for a short period of time.