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Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Project Planning: Taking a step back.

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I take a step back from managing The Project Management Podcast project. I see what I always see at the start of my projects. I rush in. I get excited and cut out steps that I should not have cut out. I am in the middle of the planning process and I am already buying stuff without having formulated a plan. Here I am, able to properly manage medium sized projects at work but I mess up this comparatively small, home grown project. If I were my sponsor (which incidently I am) I would fire myself.

So I do what I always do. I stop my activities, take out a PM methodology book and read up on what I was supposed to be doing. It may seem strange that I still do this after having been in the field for this long but I find that it helped me every time.