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  1. 1. BUSINESS MANAGEMENT & LEADERSHIP Therese Williams MGMT290-Unit2- Individual Project October 17, 2010 American InterContinental University
  2. 2. TWO MOST COMMON TYPES OF CONTEMPORARY PLANNING TECHNIQUES  Project Management: a one-time project or set of activities which is done on time, on a specific budget and according to other specifications.  Scenario Planning: also called contingency planning. It is a method for anticipating possible alternative futures.
  3. 3. Introduction
  4. 4. COMPARING & CONTRASTING TWO CONTEMPORARY PLANNING TECHNIQUES Explain why flexibility is important to today’s planning techniques Describe project management List the steps in the project planning process Discuss why scenario planning is an important planning tool.
  5. 5. WHY PROJECT MANAGEMENT WILL WORK WITH STAFF TRAINING A one-time activity to address present staffs needs Creation of different committees in planning for the activities Assignment of different tasks, responsibilities and schedule Composition of the daily schedule of the training, preparation, implementation Upon closure, evaluation is administered and used as a basis of next future action
  6. 6. WHY SCENARIO PLANNING WON’T WORK WITH STAFF TRAINING Focuses on addressing present need of the staffs and not on anticipating future problems More on information/instructional tool rather than strategy information Scenario planning anticipates uncertainties, risk and future decision-making on an issue Scenario planning is used more in business applications
  7. 7. RECOMMENDING STEPS TO MANAGER Agree on precise specification for project Plan the various stages &activities by working backwards from the end aim. Plan some slippage on the timescale. Establish the team members as early as possible
  8. 8. References  Principles of Management (n.d.) Retrieved Oct. 7, 2010 from http://www.scribd.com/doc/18629466/lecture-21 Grow J. (1917-2010) Apply Project Management in the Workplace Retrieved Oct. 10, 2010 from http://www.projectkickstart.com/products/applying projectmanagement.cf Scenario Planning for M&A, Portfolio Management (May29, 2007) Retrieved Oct. 10, 2010 from http://www.strategykinetics.com/scenario_planning/