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The Alignment Playbook

To align every team to execute with a strong sense of purpose, with a bold vision, aligned on the right priorities, with clear goals, defined metrics, and with an inspiring high velocity rhythm.

CREATORS
Developed by a team of leaders and 2x venture-backed CEO, 4x Co-Founders, creators of over $2B+ in shareholder value, featured in Wall Street Journal, and a members of the Forbes Business Council.
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INFLUENCES

PLANNING | Recommended CY Timeline

The Alignment Plan blends mission, strategy, team alignment, and execution all on a single screen designed to be easily presented and shared in slide decks for leadership meetings.
8.26.22Each team aligns on team MISSION
9.1.22Each team completes a RETRO
9.3.22Each team completes a SWOT
9.6.22Aggregate SWOT prioritization discussion [offsite]
9.17.22Each team drafts an Alignment Plan
9.20.22Aggregate team Alignment Plan discussion [offsite]
10.4.22Q4 Alignment Plan roll-out
11.11. 22Mission alignment
12.01. 22Each team completes a RETRO
11.18.22Each team completes a SWOT
11.29.22Aggregate SWOT prioritization discussion [offsite]
12.13.22Each team drafts an Alignment Plan
12.20.22Aggregate team Alignment Plan discussion [offsite]
1.10.23Q1 Alignment Plan kickoff
2.28. 23Mission alignment
3.01. 23Each team completes a RETRO
3.10.23Each team completes a SWOT
3.14.23Aggregate SWOT prioritization discussion [offsite]
3.21.23Each team drafts an Alignment Plan
3.28.23Aggregate team Alignment Plan discussion [offsite]
4.5.23Q2 Alignment Plan kickoff
5.30.23Mission alignment
6.01.23Each team completes a RETRO
6.06.23Each team completes a SWOT
6.13.23Aggregate SWOT prioritization discussion [offsite]
6.20.23Each team drafts an Alignment Plan
6.27.23Aggregate team Alignment Plan discussion [offsite]
7.11.23Q3 Alignment Plan kickoff

Create a Quarterly
Alignment OKR Plan

Each quarter every team creates an Alignment Plan based on the steps discussed below.

The mission drives the headline and values. The SWOT conclusion drives the core objectives of the plan. The RETRO provides perspective on performance and helps drive the key results.

View example plan
Follow this 4 step strategic alignment process to create your alignment plan. It starts by defining a purpose-driven mission with a bold vision.

DEFINE
MISSION

Create Mission
STEP 1: Align your team on a purpose-driven mission, bold vision, values, and a key metric for your org, team, project, or role.
Group Planning: Have each team member create a team mission and link each team member's mission to the "team missions" section. Make sure you are aligned. Review and reconfirm quarterly.
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PERFORM
SWOT

Create SWOT
STEP 2: Teams to analyze your current strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats related to team mission?
Group Planning: Aggregate the top 3 items of each section of each Team SWOT into an aggregate company SWOT. Then, use the stars and have each person vote on top 4 items per section, discuss. Break into groups to draft conclusions.

BUILD
OKR PLAN

Create OKR Plan
STEP 3: Use your SWOT Analysis conclusions to drive your strategic objectives and key results on your Alignment OKR plan.
Group Planning: Have each team member create a team plan once the high level objectives have been set. Team member's top objectives typically roll up into the high level plan as key results. Link the Sub-plans from the company plan.

COMPLETE
RETRO

Create Retro
STEP 4: Perform a team retrospective. Look at what went well, not so well, what you learned. Define action items.
Group Planning: Aggregating Top 3 items of each section of each Team RETRO into aggregate company RETRO. Then, use the stars and have each person vote on top 4 items per section.

Mission

Reconfirm your bold, purpose-driven vision for your organization, team, project, or role
Group Planning: Have each team member create a team mission and link each team member's mission to the "team missions" section. Make sure you are aligned. Review and reconfirm quarterly.
Tags: Mission
Visibility: Team Edit
Title: Company Dept | Mission
Create Mission
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Group Planning:  Align the team around your core purpose, bold 10yr+ vision, values, strategy, and key metric.  Review and iterate together in the template. View Examples.
Tags: Q3 2022, Mission
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Title: Company Dept | Mission
Group Planning: Have each direct report create a SWOT Analysis against their connected team mission. Aggregate the top 3 items of each direct reports SWOT Analysis sections into an aggregate team SWOT. Use the stars and have each person vote on top 4 items per section, sort by vote, discuss. Break into groups to draft conclusions.
Tags: Q3 2022, SWOT
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Title: Company Dept | Q2 2022 SWOT
Group Planning: Have each team member create a team alignment plan once the high level objectives have been set. Team member's top objectives typically roll up into the high level plan as key results. Link the Sub-plans from the company plan. View example.
Tags: Q2 2022, Plan
Visibility: Team Edit
Title: Company Dept | Q2 2022 Plan
Group Planning: Aggregating Top 3 items of each section of each Team RETRO into aggregate company RETRO. Then, use the stars and have each person vote on top 4 items per section.
Tags: Q2 2022, Retro
Visibility: Team Edit
Title: Company Dept | Q3 2022 RETRO