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PLANNING FOR DYNAMIC ENVIRONMENTS

Introduction

Traditional project management for static environments is focused on the idea that a project can and should be managed primarily with a detailed project plan, but in dynamic environments over-reliance on a detail plan is considered a counterproductive, undermining performance. This chapter will explain a flavor of planning more suited to rapid change, including: emergent planning, framework plans, recursive design cycles, prototypes, pilots, and staged releases. Dynamic planning is about planning at the most appropriate times in the most appropriate ways, and then complementing the plan with appropriate control, culture, and leadership, which are discussed in later chapters.

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