There are three types of plans that networks
can develop to define the course of the vision and how it will be executed: strategic, business (or tactical),
and operational. When organized in a pyramid format, the strategic
plan, or vision, is at the top. The business
plan, or the activities that will accomplish the vision, lies in the center of the pyramid. The operational plan, the nuts and bolts, is the
foundation, sitting at the bottom of the pyramid. Each plan informs the next.