PLAN a set of actions that have been thought of as a way to
do or achieve something.
: something that a person intends to do.
Planning involves the creation and maintenance of
a plan. As such, planning is a fundamental property
of intelligent behavior. This thought process is
essential to the creation and refinement of a plan, or
integration of it with other plans; that is, it
combines forecasting of developments with the
preparation of scenarios of how to react to them.
Review and revise plan
Control (if something missing in plan)
As a product and service company they have to do planning
in several area such as..
Production – raw material planning, process planning, inventory
planning, product planning etc.
Marketing – sales and demand forecasting, market analysis,
customers segmentation, targeting and positioning planning
Financing – budgetary planning, fund planning, share & debt
Human resource management – manpower resource
planning, recruitment planning, compensation ,salary, work
design planning. training and development program
The plan doesn’t execute the program
it certainly doesn’t fight for the equipment and
people that are necessary to succeed.
However, to say it is nothing is an overstatement. It is
a tool that you can use to justify your requests and it
does provide the baseline against which you can
measure your performance.
define the problem you are going to solve. Once you understand
the problem, determine how you will go about the development:
what resources (people, capital, expense, etc.) will be required
and when. When done properly you should be able to track the
design, development, validation, documentation, manufacturing
plan, and quality plan back to every requirement and even the
vaguest marketing requests. You should also look at every aspect
of the effort to determine what the biggest risks are and define
mitigation plans for them.
The planning activity is the foundation upon which your project
will run. You and your team owe it to yourselves and your
company to take those vague marketing requests and turn them
into a well defined architecture with the requirements fleshed out
and defined in as much detail as possible
The successes all had one thing in common; we were
able to go through the planning exercise properly. The
failures also had one thing in common; we didn’t go
through the planning exercise properly. We either took
short cuts in planning or disregarded the
recommendations that came out of planning.
life happens so don’t get too attached to your plan
because as soon as you hit print it will be out of date.
You have to be flexible and ready to adjust your plan
on the fly, proper planning will allow you to do this.