Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Project Planning: Expect the Unexpected

John Duff writes, "Avoid trying to create a perfect plan. Instead, recognize that your plan is going to be wrong in some way, and be ready to change the plan as you go along to accommodate those imperfections."

It's foolish to think that any project plan is perfect and the predicted outcome will be smooth sailing. The use of templates and lessons learnt from previous projects is always a good indicator of expectations, but we need to be aware of unexpected occurrences and be ready to document it.

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