PLANNING & PROJECTS
“First, have a definite, clear practical ideal; a goal, an objective. Second, have the necessary means to achieve your ends; wisdom, money, materials, and methods. Third, adjust all your means to that end.
– Aristotle, Ancient Greek Philosopher
The narrative of an organization’s strategy is always evolving, as competitors compete, innovators innovate, technology disrupts, customers’ change their fickle tastes, cash grows and shrinks, novel reframing floods sunlight on a once dark forest, team’s build muscle, and new ideas germinate.
Context changes faster today than at any time in history, and it requires organizations to be agile. While on the one hand, strategic leaders need to drive laser-focused execution of a plan and strategy, on the other hand, strategic leaders need to be vigilant of new data that can alter the strategic landscape and existing plans. And, when plans change, strategic leaders need to course correct the collective actions of an organization or team without losing a beat.
Planning sets the course of change for an organization, while projects embody the actions that realize the change. If your organization is strong at planning and the execution of projects then your organization has the muscle and capacity to seek out and realize value continuously.
Here are the core tools we’ll go over to improve your ability to plan, and effectively and efficiently execute important projects.