Considering the definition of strategy that I have adopted in part 2 of this discussion, I also want to adopt a new definition for “tactics” and “operations”. The definitions would be as follows:
goals: the beginning, intermediate and terminal states of a system.
rules: the navigational and non-navigational processes relating goals.
strategy: a single path to a terminal goal observing the rules.
motivation: the complete set of strategies for a system.
tactics: the actual path followed during an actual session by a user or users.
Note: I have changed the definition of operation and added result based on the comment by Rita Heinlein. – relationary
operation: the actual non-navigational rule with parameters found in a tactical path.
result: the actual goal state achieved by an operation found in a tactical path.
With all the above considered I would suggest that information architecture be renamed to motivational modeling.