The definition of 'Operational plan'

An Operational Plan is a highly detailed plan that provides a clear picture of how a team, section or department will contribute to the achievement of the organisation's goals. The operational plan maps out the day-to-day tasks required to run a business and cover.

The plan covers the what, the who, the when, and how much:

  • What - the strategies and tasks to be achieved / completed
  • Who - the individuals who have responsibility for each task strategy / task
  • When - the timeline for which the strategies/tasks must be completed
  • How much – the financial resources available to complete a strategy/task