The only way to create a great plan
Chew on this. Grab a handful of project managers. And stick them in a room.
Now, tell them to write down a series of steps to create a plan for a given project, and what would they do at each step?
Get them to compare notes. You will find they all have different ideas about what the best planning technique and strategy is.
OK. There are probably thousands upon thousands of projects with different objectives. But is there only one way to plan? Only one way to create a workable and achievable plan?
Imagine if that was a similar situation for the operation steps of eye surgeons, dentists, and heart surgeons. The list is endless. Feeling nervous yet?
All these guys and gals have recognised well-understood and logical surgical sequences.
But when it comes to projects, (one of the most often used and powerful techniques for managing change). If what you have today needs to be different tomorrow – what are your steps to get there?
There are probably thousands upon thousands of different projects with different objectives. But can there be only be one way to create a workable and achievable plan?
Sure, Big projects, small projects, complex projects, simple projects, projects in different environments, the list goes on.
Let’s start fixing it…