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ConnectingTheDots series, vol. 02

Planning has been traditionally considered a boring, non creative activity.

Its usefulness has been repeatedly challenged (e.g. in its declination as "corporate planning" and the more humble project-based planning), generating a series of innovations that are often as much an example of zealotry as the planning methodologies that they try to unseat.

Instead, planning can be both a quantitative and qualitative creative effort that will help to both achieve results and improve your own organization ability to cope with change.

This short book (or extended essay) is just part of a series of collected thoughts and analysis.

Focus: the impact of social and technological change on traditional management practices.

Aim: to raise informed questions, not to provide answers

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This series has just a common thread: repeating that "connect experience and knowledge to initiate change" approach, but focusing each time on a specific issue.

Scheduled online content ("episodes"):

Episode list (click on each cover or icon to access) # pages and release date Slideshare Outline Section 1: Method Section 2: Business Case Section 3: Thinking
2015/0 - Business Case and Product Comparison 54 pages release v0.2 2015-04-22 Slides Section 1: Method Section 2: Business Case Section 3: Thinking
2015/1 - Background- Support process 38 pages draft released 2015-05-27 Slides Section 1: Method Section 2: Business Case Section 3: Thinking
2015/2 - Background- Monitor process 32 pages draft released 2015-06-11 Slides Section 1: Method Section 2: Business Case Section 3: Thinking
2015/3 - Ongoing- Removing free-riders 28 pages draft released 2015-07-07 Slides Section 1: Method Section 2: Business Case Section 3: Thinking
2015/4 - Ongoing- E-service incentive 28 pages draft released 2015-07-09 Slides Section 1: Method Section 2: Business Case Section 3: Thinking
2015/5 - Ongoing- Certification 28 pages draft released 2015-07-13 Slides Section 1: Method Section 2: Business Case Section 3: Thinking
2015/6 - Close, Transition, Thesaurize 40 pages draft released 2018-06-15 Slides Section 1: Method Section 2: Business Case Section 3: Thinking


This "publication stream" will actually support other books, as #QuPlan covers basic skills (planning, prioritization, programme/project management, and the associated communication guidelines) that are shared across all my past, present, future activities.

Announces will be posted on my social network profiles, but if you are interested in following just announces about publications, follow my twitter feed robertolofaro

(book published on 2015-03-23)

CONTENTS

"Connecting the Dots" series ... I
Re-use it! ... II
A Caveat ... III
Why #QuPlan ... 1
What is a project? ... 2
The impacts of tools and methodologies ... 4

1. Today ... 5
1.1. Why planning is still relevant ... 5
1.2. Qualitative vs. quantitative planning ... 8
1.3. Planning and stakeholders ... 11
1.4. Planning and team building ... 12
1.5. Project-level stakeholder management ... 13
1.6. A systemic perspective ... 14
1.7. Continuous process improvement ... 19

2. Tomorrow ... 23
2.1. Coping with the future ... 23
2.2. The social enabling effect of technologies ... 24
2.3 A XXI century definition for "project" ... 26
2.4. Projectify your organization- the app paradigm ... 28
2.5. Corporate planning and swarming ... 32

Appendix A. Software Classes Comparison ... 37
Appendix B. The Online Component ... 41