Planning Matters

Good planning sets apart great projects.  Purposeful planning is what ensures that management actions taken by project managers connect the task undertaken to the stakeholders’ goals.

There is no single correct approach to planning a project, but neither is it a free-for-all.  This session shows how end-date schedule planning differs from budget-constrained planning, what is different between managing mission-critical projects and projects that have innovation as their purpose.  And we look at why even Agile projects must plan to succeed.

Learning objectives – At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Explain the steps in planning a project and how they are affected by the constraints and critical success factors established for a project.
  • Determine which planning techniques are appropriate to apply in different project and planning contexts.