ICANN's Five-Year Operating Plan
Last updated February 2015
The key purpose of the Five-Year Operating Plan is to act as a long-term management tool that will help to tactically explain the what, the who, the when and the how of the execution of ICANN's Strategic Plan. Additionally, the plan provides a visual roadmap and a means to measure progress for Stakeholders.
The Five-Year Operating Plan is reviewed and refined each year with input from Stakeholders in the following areas: five-year planning calendar, strategic goals with corresponding key performance indicators, dependencies, year by year phasing, list of portfolios, and the five-year financial model.
The annual update process:
As we have just completed the initial public comment period and analysis of the draft plan, below are the steps to finalize the first Five-Year Operating Plan:
ICANN is currently operating under its FY2015 Operating Plan & Budget, which ends 30 June 2015. We will continue to operate under the FY15 Operating Plan & Budget until the draft Five-Year Operating Plan is submitted to the Board for review and approval, per the calendar.
The Five-Year Operating Plan was borne out of the development of the Five-Year Strategic Plan, an effort that began in 2013 as an extensive, collaborative, bottom-up, multistakeholder and multilingual process.
In implementing an integrated planning process, the Five-Year Operating Plan connects to the Strategic Plan's strategic objectives and goals, and corresponding activities over the next five years. This in turn guides the development of the Annual Operating Plan & Budget, which is also developed with stakeholder consultation and input.