8Organizing and Streamlining Your Projects

If you don’t know where you’re going, you’ll end up somewhere else.

YOGI BERRA

We spend eighty percent of our time each day putting out fires. Successful completion of projects by the given deadline is what improves your company and gets you noticed. Projects seem to take forever to get started, so they are easy to procrastinate. The more difficult the project, the more tasks a project involves, the higher the probability you won’t start it until the last minute, using a wing-it planning strategy. It doesn’t have to be that way.

Remember, if planning and organizing take too long, human nature will prompt you to create short cuts, like winging-it. The key to project management is to learn to create a ...

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