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