- Why do we need to define the project and create a plan?
- Won’t we finish sooner if we just start the work?
- The plan says the project will take eight months… Why is it going to take so long?
- Why do we need to complete those ten tasks to get the project done?
If you find yourself tongue-tied, talking in circles, and unable to answer these questions, it’s time to stop and master the Science of Planning a Project that Gets Sh*t Done.
Project leaders often receive such questions defensively, interpreting them as challenges to their judgment or expertise. However, it's crucial to recognize that learning begins with questions; people seek answers to understand the "why." Stakeholders genuinely inquire, hoping Project Leadership Professionals can provide enlightenment, as clarity on the "why" is essential. Without this understanding, people are less likely to engage in work, hindering the realization of benefits or value tied to the project's goals.
About This Talk
Join J. Scott Founder @ 120VC, "The GSD Company," to uncover the secrets of effective project planning that gets sh*t done. If you've ever wondered why projects take longer than expected or questioned the need for certain tasks, this talk is for you. Learn to define and scope projects for impactful leadership, eliminate avoidable blockers using Assumptions, Risk, and Constraints, and build a robust workplan that positions you as a true leader.