Fresh Look – A series of articles taking a look at common topics to come up with some new ideas and insight into problems that seem to repeat themselves across many organisations. In a world of information overload it is very easy to lose sight of what matters.
These posts revisit some core concepts and what better place to start than with planning.
One of the great mysteries of our profession is planning. For most of our clients, project and programme management is all about having a plan, yet most of our professional qualifications don’t actually involve a lot of planning. In fact some of these, for example, PRINCE2®, go out of their way to avoid it.
We therefore shouldn’t really be surprised that so many projects run late or go wrong. A sequencing to events is needed to bring a good plan together and in this article we have set out a sequence for you to consider – Planning – back to basics
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