Monday, March 21, 2011

Planning vs Making it up!

A number of studies and surveys have been conducted over the years as to why Projects fail. In almost all of them, directly or indirectly, one of the top reasons is ‘Lack of Planning’.

We’ve all been taught the benefits of planning but often it is not sufficiently undertaken because project managers, particularly those with specialist technical expertise, often have an anxiety to just “get on with it” or get pressured into gaining ‘quick wins’ by managers or even the client. They tend to rely on their expertise and adrenalin to be able just work it out and get through any eventuality, rather than take a systematic and considered approach.

There are good reasons to take the time out to plan and more often than not - time taken up front for planning saves time down the track as unanticipated events arise.

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