action plan



A sequence of steps that must be taken, or activities that must be performed well, for a strategy to succeed. An action plan has three major elements (1) Specific tasks: what will be done and by whom. (2) Time horizon: when will it be done. (3) Resource allocation: what specific funds are available for specific activities. Also called action program.

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  • "Yes, " the accountant agreed, "Not lighting your cigar with that stack of twenties, and putting it in the bank instead is definitely an action plan I can endorse --- after my fee, of course."

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  • You should always have a good action plan in place if you want to be able to handle any problem that arises.

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  • Our action plan was absolutely terrible and I knew we would be killed immediately after moving from where we were.

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