Plans are nothing; planning is everything

Plans are nothing; planning is everything

You and your team can make the planning process robust by consistently adding following elements.

  • Actively engage the stakeholders and incorporate their feedback
  • Design the solution that includes how to handle exceptions
  • Ensure that people are accountable for their bits of delivery
  • Add contingency
  • Analyse and assess whether there are any risks of missing the milestone.
  • Don’t say it is not my job. Get it done by people who are responsible for it.
  • Be proactive and spread this spirit across the project team.

Your customers are going to like you.