With a well-run workshop, key strengths and weaknesses will emerge. Usually a strong consensus emerges on what matters most within the organization. This will be a strong basis for the selection of strategies later on.
There are more technical and disciplined methods of identifying strengths and weaknesses. Often these may be too time-consuming for the planning team to use. The planning assistant or a special task team might use them in areas of particular concern.
Aids to clarify strengths and weaknesses include -