Tried to think of all the things that go into planning anything, and have come up with 3 key ingredients
Planning is not scheduling – scheduling is a part of planning
I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensible – or so said President Eisenhower Don’t get blinded by the plan How do you know if you’re on track – or doing well - if you don’t have a plan?
In the beginning it was much like a brainstorming session – everyone brought something to the table & nothing was out of bounds The more, the better And we started categorizing our thoughts
Eventually those ideas & thoughts made their way into a WBS WBS is project-speak for work breakdown structure In graphic form, it shows what the team believes is all the work that needs to be done in a project
And it made the job of creating a project plan very easy
You’re not smart enough alone to handle the planning of a project, so why not ask the experts
Teamwork will lead to: Gelling as a team Willing to take on work Accountability for tasks
To keep a team humming along, you need: Tracking Transparency Accountability
The communication has to go up the food chain as well as spread across And how does one know the best way to communicate to a team of people working on the same project? Just ASK!
And make sure to keep a regular schedule on the communications – people start expecting & performing toward it.
Project Planning – keys to success <ul><li>The Plan </li></ul><ul><li>Teamwork </li></ul><ul><li>Communications </li></ul>
Project planning IS NOT scheduling . Scheduling is a part of project planning…