I TEACH A project management module in the creative multimedia degree programme at Tipperary Institute where I've discovered the importance of highlighting the difference between strategy and tactics. I think it's useful to point to established professionals like Keith Bohanna, especially since Keith has a track record for getting things done. My operational definition of the words "strategy" and "tactics" reflect my background, so I have to lay the seeds for meaningful classroom discussion where both practical examples of well-founded strategy and tactics come into the open for clear understanding. My first port of call in this classroom exercise is my blog, where I've noted a few public references to both strategies and tactics in the mainstream Irish media.
A little about Microsoft's strategy integrating the social mesh and device mesh. (2008)
Creative business strategies involving amateurs and professionals. (2010)
UK strategy of building a creative hub from the FT (2008).
Fostering an ICT strategy among Irish teachers (2009).
Mindfulness as a personal strategy (2006).
A personal strategy: Talk to a duck (2006).
Brevity as a tactic (2007).
Consumer tactics (2007).
Copper Green interrogation tactics (2004).
Tactics inside the Irish property bubble (2007).
Tactics for packing light (2006)
I'm using this annotated blog post as a springboard for discussion and hope to get a cluster of Audioboos from students who listen, learn and respond to the discussion.
Previously: "Multimedia project development", 22 Sep 09.