Although from a military training academy source, this definition of campaigning is largely transferable to most instrumental campaign planning.
‘campaigning is a process of translating strategic goals into tactical missions and tasks … [it] … refers to the practical process of interpreting strategic goals and converting
these goals into tactical missions and tasks and supporting these missions with the
‘The manual Canadian Forces Operations defines operational art as “the skill of translating this strategic direction into operational and tactical action.”’
http://www.cfc.forces.gc.ca/259/260/266/simms.pdf KEEPING OPERATIONAL ART RELEVANT FOR CANADA: A FUNCTIONAL APPROACH
By /par Lieutenant-Colonel James Simms 15 October 2003