Decision Points

Within any visioning process certain transitions are arrived at which represent a milestone or critical juncture. These decision points may mark the end of a phase or the completion of a key activity, but commonly represent important opportunities to reach consensus on a vision product or outcome with partners and stakeholders. Decision points also provide important linkages to other processes, plans, or procedures. See the Visioning and Transportation section of this site for detailed descriptions of the importance, purpose, and linkages of these decision points.

Adopt Future(s): Common to any visioning processes is the creation, selection, and recognition of a preferred future, or set of futures. This key decision is often accomplished first by soliciting the approval of stakeholders through involvement techniques, followed with formal adoption by leadership of the sponsoring organization or partners. It is this formal adoption step that enables transfer of the vision’s preferred future, or futures, into related strategic planning efforts.

Approve Scope

Approve Goals

Approve Indicators and Commitments

Adopt Update Process