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Successful Project Management: Applying Best Practices and Real-World Techniques with Microsoft® Project by Bonnie Biafore

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Chapter 3. Planning to Achieve Success

IN THIS CHAPTER, YOU WILL:

  • Learn the benefits of project planning

  • Identify the components of a project implementation plan

  • Learn at a high level what goes into an implementation plan

“You’ve got to be very careful if you don’t know where you’re going, because you might not get there.”

YOGI BERRA

Maybe action movies are to blame for making people want to jump in and do something instead of planning first. Competition and the overall fast pace of business makes the “Just keep driving and I’ll get out the map” mentality quite common. Time, money, and resources are always in short supply while the list of project goals seems to grow longer. That combination is an almost irresistible goad to action.

Many project managers—and ...

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