Using Scaling Up and Effective Growth Strategy Together

Scaling Up is the "Performance Platform" created by Verne Harnish, the author of "Mastering the Rockefeller Habits" and is owned by leading growth consultancy Gazelles.

One of the four decisions of Scaling Up is Strategy

If you have completed and are using a a 7 Strata and a One-Page Strategic Plan (OPSP) with Scaling Up, there is no need to re-create the wheel in the Core Strategy Canvas. You already have everything you need.

When scoring growth opportunities on the Growth Strategy Canvas, simple make the following substitutions:

Core Strategy = Purpose + Brand Promises + What (Products and Services)

Core Market = Who/Were (Core Customers)

Core Differentiation = X-Factor + Brand Promise Guarantee + Differentiating Activities (3-5 Hows)

Core Goals = BHAG (10-25 Year Goal), Key Thrusts/Capabilities (3-5 year Priorities), or 1Key Initiatives (1 Year Priorities), (depending on where you want your focus to be).

Additionally, the work on Strengths and Weaknesses in the OPSP and Strengths, Weaknesses, Trends (SWT) Worksheet provides value similar to the Core Balance Sheet.

If you want to talk more about how Effective Growth Strategy and the Growth Strategy Playbook complements Scaling Up, schedule a call.

References to Scaling Up, Mastering the Rockefeller Habits, One Page Strategic Plan (OPSP), 7 Strata, Strengths, Weaknesses, Trends (SWT) Worksheet, and the Scaling Up logo are the property of Gazelles and Verne Harnish.