Holistic game-based learning: Strategy, tactics and KPI's

"Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory. Tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat" - Sun Tzu

A Vision or Mission statement describes, at a very high level, your desired future state. Your strategy describes what you want to achieve in order that you drive towards your vision. You may have several strategies but must ensure that they do not conflict with each other, thereby wasting your limited resources. Tactics define how you will achieve your strategy in the short to medium term.
Over the course of this module, participants will devise one or more strategies to achieve victory and define the success criteria for each strategy. They will also run through several tactical steps aimed at delivering on their strategy. Each step is defined, executed and evaluated before moving on to the next step.

 diagram illustrating how tactics contribute to strategy


By the end of the module, participants will be able to:

  • Clearly define and document a strategy
  • Establish smart KPI’s to measure progress
  • Clearly define tactical steps to achieve the strategy
  • Perform effective tactical review sessions
  • Understand the impact of external factors