In This Chapter
Dividing your project into manageable pieces – the stages
Developing Stage Plans
Deciding on work assignments and making more-detailed plans
A great temptation in project planning is to dive into the fine detail and start ‘counting rivets’ before you’re even sure what the project is really about. That’s certainly true of planning, and a danger for most people involved in projects is that they go too deep too quickly in planning. 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: