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Project Management Essentials For Dummies, Australian and New Zealand Edition by Nick Graham, Stanley E. Portny

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Chapter 7

Planning at Different Times and Levels

In This Chapter

arrow Dividing a project into manageable pieces — the stages

arrow Developing Stage Plans

arrow Deciding on work assignments and making more-detailed plans

Agreat temptation in project planning is to dive into the fine detail and start ‘counting rivets’ before you’re sure of what the project really entails. That’s certainly true of planning, and a danger for most people involved in projects is that they go too deep too quickly. The approach in this book, though, is to work at different levels of planning detail at different times. Here are a few reasons why it makes sense to get the ‘helicopter view’ before going into detail:

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