Posted by: kerrywills | May 8, 2015

If a tree falls…


There is a philosophical question that “If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?” – if it does fall, how does anyone know since there is no one around to hear it.

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I have a similar philosophical question – “If a project plan exists but isn’t used to manage the project, does it really exist?” I see on many projects that a plan gets created early on but, surprisingly, a lot of times it does not get maintained or used to actually manage the project. This boggles my mind since projects are aggregations of activities with dates and the plan is the tool for which to manage those items.

Without the management of a plan, it won’t just be a tree falling – it may be a career or reputation falling and THAT WOULD make a sound. Question answered.

 

 

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