Plans in Software Development

There are 3 types of plans that as IT people need to be aware of and know the meaning.

  1. Strategic Plan
  2. Tactical Plan
  3. 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.

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