Crosshair Planning And National Security

So I wanted to share this amazing crosshair diagram…

Not because we currently have North Korea in the crosshairs before they hit us with a nuclear-tipped ICBM.

But rather for how this diagram can be used in strategic planning and enterprise architecture.

The way this is used is the following:

First, you put your goals in the inner quadrants (or other such division of the inner circle). For example, perhaps you have a goal to reduce your weight which is now 215 lbs.

Next you create concentric rings around your goals with each ring representing a time horizon. For example, the first ring could be 6 months, the 2nd ring 1 year, and so on.

Then for each timeframe in the rings, you put what your target is for that related goal. For example, maybe in 6 months you want to reduce your weight to 210, and then by end of year 1 to 205.

In this way, you can easily show your goals as well your targets over various time frames into the future.

You can similarly use the other quadrants (or other divisions of the circle) for other goals emanating from the center to the future targets.

Of course, you can also use this for North Korea — to target above the 38th parallel for dropping a good deals MOABs to clear the enemy and their nukes and missiles from threatening the U.S. and our allies. The same solution goes for Axis of Evil, Iran, and their endless spread of global terrorism and human rights abuses.

Targets are for restoring the peace and for strategic planning and these two intersect when it’s comes to national security. ;-)

(Source Diagram: Andy Blumenthal)