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Closing the Execution Gap: How Great Leaders and Their Companies Get Results by Richard Lepsinger

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Action Planning: An Execution Essential

While a project frame helps you manage and monitor the overall strategic program or project, you still need something to help manage the day-to-day execution of the project’s component parts. You may have noticed that the project frame has a place to describe the key action steps and responsibilities, but these are at a very high level. Each step is so broad and complex that it needs to be broken down into smaller steps, and more detail is needed for the day-to-day management of each component of the broader project.
That is the role of an action plan. Like the project frame, it provides benefits and supports execution at three levels. At the individual level, action plans increase personal preparation ...

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