Chad Dickerson writes:
Strategies are big and sweeping and inherently pass the task of implementation to someone else. Tactics are inherently about executing. The distance between strategic and tactical is measured in meetings, PowerPoints, conference calls, and, well, not writing code. Limiting (or even mostly eliminating) that distance is the key to making things happen.
Im not saying that strategy isnt important, just that strategy directly combined with tactical skill is the real killer combo. Strategy in the absense of tactical engagement is a losers game. If youre a manager who gets down in the muck to make things happen (not to be confused with micromanagement), take heart: tactical is the new strategic.