Strategy is an ongoing journey, constantly impacted by internal and external forces, requiring attention and evolving over time. Nevertheless, strategic decisions are made, based on an understanding of who you are, where you are and where you want to be. Strategic shifts impact people, processes, technology and business capabilities. Their implementation requires energy, alignment and communication.

Foundational Setting – Why are we here?

Current State – Where are we now?

Desired State – Where do we need to be?

In order to develop an execution plan, options for implementing the strategy need to be analyzed, rejected and the final approach approved, for an orderly path forward. Strategy, objectives, and resources are linked, budgets adjusted, and success criteria defined. A reference architecture to support the business in reaching its strategy is designed. This reference architecture serves as the input technology choice analysis and plan development.

Analyze – What are our options?

Linking – How to bring strategy, objectives, and resources together?



Xtensible Planning Methodology

When utilities have ten, hundreds or more of objectives, prioritizing across business units is essential. The Xtensible Planning Methodology (XPM) is an effective 4-step approach, developed over the years, with scripted workshops taking

  • People
  • Technology
  • Processes

into account. With XPM, our clients can better understand required capabilities across teams and business units – and do so in a collaborative way through harmoniously aligned objectives and timelines.

The right things, in the right order, at the right time, done right.




“The Xtensible Planning Methodology and Framework ensured that our strategic sessions delivered the value we had always wanted. Our executive team left the session feeling confident in our strategy and had a path forward.”

Electric Utility Chief
Digital Innovation Officer

Xtensible Solutions

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