It doesn’t matter what kind of work you ship or methodology you use. The only way to ensure you’re actually on the right track is with a full project plan.
So why does it even have to be said?
With business moving faster and faster, too many teams see planning as a waste of time that gets in the way of doing the work.
Without a plan, how do you know you’re on the right track? You don’t.
A plan is your only sure ticket to success—and there are lots of reasons it should always be part of your process.
There’s no single standard format for an effective project plan. It’s more important to build your plan around what your people and project need and keep everyone updated and aligned throughout the project. That’s where simple yet solid principles will help.
Whether convincing someone you need a plan or presenting a plan to your team, you’ve got to be confident. Use these free resources to sharpen your planning skills and crusade for better project plans.
Learn how to advocate for the time you need to plan and make planning part of any successful project strategy.
Print this poster out and pin it up as a handy reminder for you and your project mates.
Get step-by-step guidance to help you build and communicate a solid plan for any project.
Gain buy-in on your plan with sample scripts for your team, stakeholders, and executives.