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7 PLANNING

7

PLANNING

7.1 I don’t understand why we need to plan so much.

By J. Chris White

1. Problem

It seems as though you are never done with planning. You are constantly required to provide updated plans to senior management, the project executive, and the end customer for your project because things have changed.

Plan, Plan, Plan

Things were getting busy. Monthly status meetings became biweekly, and then came weekly meetings that became a meeting every few days. For each status meeting, a revised plan was expected and needed. At first, Eric looked on this favorably.

“As a PM, that’s just job security,” he surmised. But, now that the frequency of meetings had increased and been going on for awhile, Eric began to wonder if this would ...

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