Both strategic themes and business objectives are part of the business planning process. They outline what an organization is going to achieve and when. PPM supports both. You can choose to use either of them.
Choose to use either strategic themes or business objectives
PPM by default enables the use of both strategic themes and business objectives. However, you do not need to use both at the same time. Choose the one that fits your needs.
- To enable the use of strategic themes only, keep the parameter
true, and disable the use of business objectives by setting the parameter
- To enable the use of business objectives only, keep the parameter
true, and disable the use of strategic themes by setting the parameter
Differences between strategic themes and business objectives
|Aspect||Strategic Themes||Business Objectives|
|Defined globally only?||
Strategic themes can be managed globally and in the portfolio level.
|Can be linked to portfolios?||Yes.||
|Can be linked to any program or lifecycle entity (project/proposal/asset)?||
Only when a program or a lifecycle entity is included in a portfolio, and the portfolio has strategic themes defined, the program (including its contents) or the lifecycle entity can be linked with one of the strategic themes.
Any program or lifecyle entity can be linked to an existing business objective.