It’s about managing time. And time is not messy. It doesn’t jump, backtrack, pause or slow down. Focused, consistent and methodical planning ensures that a project is developed and implemented with ease, right? Lets see.
Draw a line from brief to plan
Draw a line from communication to contacts
Draw a line from contacts to teams
Draw a line from teams to ideas
Draw a line from ideas to development
Draw a line from development to implementation
If you join all of the lines above, you’ll have a smooth continuous line, or project, right? Wrong. If you take all of those lines and curve, misdirect, double-back and link to another point, you take a linear sequence and turn it into a web. Project management is not a series of unconnected words or plans. It cannot be just about discipline, planning, overseeing or management. Great project management is about flexibility.