Define the Scope (WHY)
Develop an Initial Work Breakdown Structure (WHAT)
Develop Contingency Plans (RISK)
Redevelop the Plan(s) with the Addition of Resource Constraints (WHEN, WHO, HOW MUCH)
Iterate through the steps and questions, listing the results on post-its that can be assembled like a Gantt chart on the wall. Additional thoughts and ideas can be posted in a “Parking Lot.” Ensure that all assumptions and follow-on questions/unknowns are also listed.
Photograph the final Plan/WBS and the associated issues and then transcribe them for distribution, review, comment and execution.
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Duncan Jones, Hexagon Innovating (2015) is licensed under CC BY-NC 4.0.