Often I see the terms “framework”, “strategy” and “process map” used for a variety of documents that typically aren’t neither or are a mix of all three. Here’s a quick and easy way to see how they fit together and how to tell them apart: Framework is the skeleton. Strategy is the nervous system. Processes are the musculature. On their own they are all useless. No or poor Framework: your Strategy cannot stand, your Processes cannot effect any change. No effective and well-defined Strategy: your Framework may break under the pressure your Processes effect.