I recently came across a US-Govt-wide initiative to standardize terminology for strategic plans. It appears to have implications not only for Govt agencies but also for organizations who work with Govt. The initiative seems to be driven by the Association for Information and Image Management [AIIM] – see www.aiim.org/standards/.
The thread that deals specifically with strategic plans is trying to establish a mark-up language ‘StratML’ to deal with strategic plans – see http://xml.gov/stratml/. I have heard nothing about this initiative through any of the strategic management communities I monitor, and I don’t recognise the terminology that is being defined. So I am wondering if anyone – academics or big-name consulting firms – knows anything about StratML.
Quite a puzzle !