The Project Compass Planning Notebook
The project compass planning notebook is a must-have tool to get your project rolling. In this unique planning notebook you will define the objectives of the project, identify its stakeholders and the inherent benefits for them, develop the project life cycle, deliverables and milestones, plan the resources required to execute the project and the risks that threaten during its execution, and more.
The meticulous graphic design alongside the creative copywriting will make you want to plan your upcoming project with pleasure.
All of us, without exception, occasionally find ourselves managing small and medium and even large projects. Think of the last event you planned, or your last vacation. Remember the new product you developed, the business you established, the movie you filmed, or the book you wrote. Think about all the goals you achieved and the complex tasks you completed. These are all examples of professional and personal projects that each of us is required to manage.
Each project, large or small, requires a clear definition of goals and objectives and designation of a clear path to achieving them. The project must be planned and a “Project Compass” must be developed. The Project Compass defines the objectives of the project, its stakeholders and the inherent benefits for them, the project life cycle, the project’s outcomes and milestones, the resources required to execute the project, the risks that threaten during its execution, and more.
The digital era in which we live provides us access to software and applications that help us plan our day, save time, keep in touch with our relatives, etc. As project managers, we make extensive use of advanced digital tools, both at work and in our personal lives. However, during the initial planning of the project we recommend that you take a step back and use the tried and true tools: a blank paper and a pencil. The contact with the page – together with the intuitive ability to sketch, write and rewrite everything that comes to mind – provides the freedom necessary for creative and intelligent planning.
So start your project on the right foot: Sharpen your pencil and fill out your booklet, step by step, until approval of the project and beyond…