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Intentional Planning Is Part of the Work

Plans Are Useless, Planning Is Essential

Issue: 17.6 (November/December 2019)
Author: Susan Fennema
Author Bio: Susan is the Chaos Eradicating Officer (CEO) of Beyond the Chaos (www.beyondthechaos.biz), a consultancy helping small business owners gain control of their lives through better processes, organization, and structure of their projects and business operations. As a graduate of Texas A&M University with a BA in journalism from Texas A&M University, she has over 30 years' experience in the software development, creative, marketing, and advertising industries. In 2016 and 2018, she spoke at XDC and enjoys being part of the Xojo communit
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e>One of the biggest complaints I hear from clients is that they don't have time for planning. Keep in mind that these clients have tools and a process in place, but they still avoid using them. Why? They have "too much work to do." The best way to solve this conundrum is to gain a better understanding of what planning is and then start planning to plan. Make time for intentional planning.

Planning is part of the work and you should consider it as such. You need to be all about intentional planning in your work.

In preparing for battle I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensable.

— Dwight D. Eisenhower

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