10 Sep Why perpetual planning matters
Planning is not simply form filling, but a mindset that drives accountability for delivery.
Why perpetual planning matters
There will always be a time period over which it is impossible to plan with any degree of reasonable accuracy or beyond the planning horizon. As former US president, Dwight D Eisenhower, once said “in preparing for battle I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensable”.
This invaluable insight and advice applies equally to any project, programme and portfolio if strategy objectives are to translate into benefits realization. Like the ‘Managing Benefits by Steve Jenner’ guide1 states, planning is ‘not simply form filling, but a mindset that drives accountability for delivery.’ Since the focus is more on planning as an activity than plans as documents.
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