The term "task strategies" refers to a number of plans and methods for performing some tasks to deliver desired outcomes and accomplish preset task goals. A task strategy is a detailed task plan that specifies the direction and scope of tasks for a long-term period. It determines an approach to achieving task goals and specifies how best to configure and consume available resources to meet task needs and produce desired results.
A typical task strategy focuses on bringing about a desired future, such as achievement of a task goal or solution to a task problem. There are seven basic elements characterizing any task strategy. These elements are:
- Direction: where should performers try to get to in the long run by doing their tasks?
- Scope: what are activities involved in doing the tasks?
- Purpose: why should performers do their tasks?
- Stakeholders: who will be the receiver of task benefits?
- Time: when should performers complete their tasks?
- Resources: how should available resources (skills, assets, funds, facilities, knowledge, technology) be configured and consumed?
- Outcome: What are the values and results to be gained from the tasks when completed?