Well intended plans are hours in the making. You sit down at your desk late at night and you come up with the goods. You do this eventually after days and weeks of musing. But how things have changed. You have been running a fairly good business up until now. Along the way it did dawn on you that your business would need to change with the times. As if you did not know. But today you are dealing with a different beast as far as paradigms go.
You are simply overwhelmed. The next thing you know; you just would not know where to proceed to next. You know full well that a new set of rules and applications need to come online to help you with this new level of project planning and management. That’s right; planning and management. You’ve got to keep your eyes on the ball and you’ve got to be looking ahead of you at all times. It may be challenging but you’ve still got to factor in the long term view.
So you know, if a short term or quarterly objective was not met in line with the project and management plan, it is not a time to press the panic button. There are any number of factors that will be weighed in, and usually a professional project and management plan will have accounted for it. That is why there is always talk of moving on to plan B. But you knew that already. Now it’s time to discuss a new alignment of the brass tacks.
While looking at the IT manager’s quote, do make sure that you have been able to vet all his credentials and inspect some of his completed projects.