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Why Do I Need to Plan?

Brad Egeland posted on 17 March 2015

Why do we need to plan out our work?  Isn’t it easier to just do what seems most important today, then move on to what seems to be the next most important task, and so on and so on?  Raise your hand if you do this even when you are being organized and following a plan.  I know I do.  We all do – it’s in our nature.  I’m all for not multi-tasking too much.  I think it’s counterproductive much of the time.  So I’m a firm believer in figuring out what is most critical now and do it, then move to the next task. 

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Business Development and the Project Manager

Brad Egeland posted on 10 February 2015

What does business development mean to you? 

Let’s look at the definition of business development.  Wikipedia says that business development comprises a number of tasks and processes generally aiming at developing and implementing growth opportunities between multiple organizations. It is a subset of the fields of business, commerce and organizational theory.

Business development is the creation of long-term value for an organization from customers, markets, and relationships.

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Strategically Planning Our Projects

Brad Egeland posted on 22 December 2014
The what, why, how and who we do in project management relies on planning within the organization.  Not every proposed project should be a project.  Not every proposed project should become effort that our organization puts forth.  Not every proposed project is worth the money that it would require.  And not every proposed project makes sense for what our organization is trying to accomplish this year or ever.

What I’m talking about is planning strategically what work we should be doing going forward to make sure that we are spending money properly and in accordance with the goals and plans of our organization.  Strategic planning.  Without it, we are just doing whatever is next on our plate and that’s a bad way to go about doing business.  So what do we need to do?  Here are my top 5 for planning strategically what we will do and when…

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