Posted by: kerrywills | March 15, 2013

I love it when a plan comes together


Recently, I was watching the remake movie of “The A Team” which I always enjoyed watching with my father in the 1980s. The leader of the team was named Hannibal Smith and he would come up with crazy plans which somehow seemed to always come through to which he would then say “I love it when a plan comes together.”

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Clearly, Hannibal was a successful project manager who had the ability to develop an action plan and then execute on it. And he was able to do it on a consistent basis (as in each episode that I saw at least). While his plans usually had very high execution risk (e.g. bullets or driving a car off of a bridge) they somehow seemed to work properly. Part of Hannibal’s success was having the right team made up of Murdoch (the crazy pilot), Face (the master of disguise), and BA Barracus (the muscle).

We can all learn from Hannibal that diligent planning and flawless execution with a high performing team leads to project success.

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