About the author:
Dr. Rick Hubbard PMP, SMP; Project Strategist, is a veteran Silicon Valley software firm executive; big-firm consulting Manager; author, speaker & University Professor; and Advisor to business & technology executives.
Plan On a Page
Dr. Rick Hubbard
"How you think is how you plan is how you execute."
Our professional lives have changed.
Where once there were layers of middle-managers...they're long gone.
In their absence, all professionals are now responsible for planning,
plans & effort execution. Which has created an attendant problem. Most
professionals are functionally trained (e.g., marketing,
finance, IT)...and are "accidental" planners...frequently
ill-prepared for planning the same efforts whose success depends on
their functional contributions.
Given that most professionals receive little training in modern
planning practices...is it sensible they are expected to create plans with maximum competency? Probably not—since there isn't
necessarily a relationship between functional skills and effort planning
& execution ability.
- Because of these limitations, it is unfortunate that so many
preventable problems with projects negatively impact well-intentioned,
otherwise accomplished professionals.
In today’s intense, maximum-pressure, always-on, 7x24
work-world...professionals with planning responsibilities thrust upon
them have a universal need for easy-to-learn and easy-to-use ways to
design success in to planning, plans and effort execution...while
driving cost, time & risk...out. Plan On a
Page—POP—is an easy-to-learn, proven solution for
such problems; it is systematic, repeatable & predictable.
Using POP, professionals apply substantiated practices that were
built and refined by decades of success. POP's introduction of
Planning System Dynamics provides practitioner's with distinct
professional advantages based on unparalleled insights and awareness
into the otherwise baffling, non-linear nature of planning choices and
implications of changes.
- The Plan On a Page starts with basics. There
are neither prerequisites nor Ivory Tower theories.
Whether you're an Old Pro, a Newbie, or Somewhere in the
Middle—in the Plan On a Page,
you’ll discover and use A New Way of Thinking About Planning,
Plans & Effort Execution that's proven by the harsh judge of
decades of pragmatic use in Silicon Valley, global financial
institutions, worldwide telecommunications carriers, start-ups and many
other similarly demanding environments.
Tempered in these pressure-filled, unforgiving settings—the
Plan On a Page has been used for decades by hundreds of
professionals in dozens of countries to plan, launch & successfully
execute thousands of efforts.
- Why is planning within one page important? Because “If a plan
doesn’t work on one page, it won’t improve with length nor
Learn the POP approach and you'll Get Going. Get Done. Get
- Publication Date:
- 0972274901 / 9780972274906
- Page Count:
- Binding Type:
- US Trade Paper
- Trim Size:
- 8.5" x 11"
- Full Color
- Related Categories:
- Business & Economics / Project Management