I am writing an article about strategy formation and have trouble finding the right verbs. For instance, I would like to say something about the process of forming a strategy but have some serious doubts about using 'forming'. Would there be a better word, formating for instance?
I had a hard time looking for duplicates, since strategy as well as formation are very often used in a different context. My excuses if the answer to this question is already somewhere I did not find.