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Manage It! by Johanna Rothman

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Tip 8Timebox Initial Planning

Spend as little time as possible on up-front planning, especially if your project team is already assigned to your project. Take just enough time to plan so your project team can start. Timebox the charter to one hour. Timebox the project plan to another hour. Timebox the first draft of the schedule to an hour. The timeboxing will focus everyone on the few vital pieces they need to start. Once people know what they have to work on for the next week or two, you can return to the plans and schedule and see what else you need to write.

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