My latest blog post for IPRO’s blog discusses a phrase that may seem odd to some of you: “planning to manage”. It makes more sense if you understand not all management is the same.
I once met a professional in our industry who said he was a great crisis manager and I asked what made them so great at it. His reply? First, you need a crisis!
You can’t always avoid a crisis, but, while it’s admirable to be able to keep a clear head in a crisis, the best crisis management is avoiding the crisis in the first place. Planning helps you minimize the potential of encountering a crisis in your projects. That’s why Planning is (by far) the most important of the Five Process Management Groups from the Project Management Institute (PMI), with 21 of the 39 processes across all five groups. For those of you who are math challenged, that’s more than the other four process groups combined.
So, what is “planning to manage” and why is it different from the Planning process group? What does that have to do with technology? And why will I have more to say about this next week? You can find out on IPRO’s blog here. It’s just one extra click! 😉
So, what do you think? Have you ever heard the team “planning to manage” before? I hope not, because I coined the phrase! Maybe I should trademark it? 😀 Please share any comments you might have or if you’d like to know more about a particular topic.
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