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Integrated planning guide

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Integrated Planning Calendar

Diagram on Integrated Planning Calendar

  1. Discussing strategic direction: April - June
  2. Getting the priorities right: July - September
  3. Detailed work planning: October - December
  4. Reporting and readiness: January - March

Fiscal year 2, implement steps 1 to 4 and begin new planning cycle

Fiscal year 3, report on previous fiscal year, implement year 2 plan, and begin new planning cycle

Responsibilities of key partners in effective planning

  • Align priorities
  • Share information


  • Proactively inform HR of risks
  • Plan resource allocation ($ and people)
  • Integrate HR into business planning

Human resources

  • Proactively advise management on HR issues, risks, decisions and policies
  • Provide HR tools to managers
  • Support efforts to mitigate risks

Corporate planners

  • Guide/facilitate planning process (RPP/DPR)
  • Communicate approaches to planning
  • Include HR requirements in relevant call letters to branches/regions

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