Strategic Themes in BSC Designer

When describing a business strategy you might want to group your business goals into strategic themes. In this way you will be able to visually separate different directions of your strategy.
With BSC Designer you can:

Selecting predefined strategic theme


To select one of the predefined strategic theme follow these steps.

Choose one of te options from Strategic Theme drop list

  1. Go to the "Business goals" tab.
  2. Select any business goal or create a new one.
  3. Choose one of the options from the "Strategic theme" drop down list on the right.

Adding a new strategic theme


You can customize existing strategic themes or add a new one:

  1. Select "Strategic theme" option in "Strategy map" menu.
  2. Select any existent strategic theme in the drop list "Name" or click "Add" button to create a new one.
  3. Use description field to add more details about the purpose of this strategic theme.
  4. Use various parameters in "Settings" to customize colors that are used for the selected theme.

Building strategy map with strategic themes


BSC Designer can automatically create a strategy map with strategic themes.
Strategy map with strategic themes
  1. Go to the "Strategy map" tab.
  2. Click "Placement wizard" button on the
  3. Select "Balanced Scorecard" map type.
  4. Use "Display themes" drop list in the custom settings to choose strategic themes that need to be displayed on the strategy map.