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Adaptive Project Framework: Managing Complexity in the Face of Uncertainty by Ph.D. Robert K. Wysocki

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Chapter 3. How to Plan an APF Cycle

You’ve got to think about “big things” while you’re doing small things, so that all the small things go in the right direction.

—Alvin Toffler

Let all things be done correctly and in order.

—1 Corinthians 14:40

In a Traditional Project Management project, all planning is done before any work begins. In an APF project, high-level planning is done once, and then detailed planning is done incrementally at the beginning of each cycle. In other words—just-in-time planning. In an APF project we plan only what we know to be part of the ultimate end result. Any other planning would potentially be a waste of time, money, and human resources, and is out of scope for an APF project. An APF project team does not waste ...

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