The Army Business Strategy, 2017-2021

Thursday, July 14, 2016

What is it?

The Army Business Strategy, 2017-2021 provides a strategic foundation upon which the Army can apply enterprise approaches for the improvement of business operations to generate and sustain readiness. It establishes strategic direction for the business operations of the Army, enabling the fulfillment of responsibilities inherent to Title 10 United States Code functions of organizing, training, equipping and sustaining forces for the conduct of land operations.

What has the Army done?

The Army Business Strategy replaces the 2013 Army Business Management Strategy. It is the product of a more robust operational design planning approach using cross-functional teams and involving the contributions of business area leaders, subject matter experts and other stakeholders from across all components, including Army commands and Headquarters, Department of the Army staff.

Army Business Strategy goals and objectives acknowledge the need to continuously improve the ability to generate readiness at best value using refined business processes and innovative management practices that reduce costs while meeting or exceeding the quality, quantity and timeliness of global mission requirements.

As an enabling strategy to the Department of Defense Strategic Plan and The Army Plan, the Army Business Strategy is vertically integrated with both and horizontally integrated and synchronized with other Army functional domain business-related strategies.

The strategy outlines goals and objectives that address the business environment’s most significant strategic challenges. The strategy will focus business leaders on the improvement and assessment of business process performance. It will develop leaders and managers and enable resource informed decision-making and information technology portfolio management.

What continued efforts are planned for the future?

The Army Office of Business Transformation will continue to:

  • Publish biannual updates to the Army Business Strategy during the first quarter of the fiscal year to execute the Secretary of the Army’s business transformation initiatives.
  • Provide quarterly updates on performance related to the achievement of strategic objectives to enable decision-making for senior leaders and to engage them in overcoming significant obstacles to the strategy.
  • Conduct annual formal review of progress in the achievement of Army Business Strategy objectives and action plans.

Why is this important to the Army?

The Army Business Strategy assists the leaders and managers across the Total Army to communicate strategic direction, make resource decisions, and shape implementation plans in support of strategic business objectives.

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