“The nice thing about not planning is that failure comes as a complete surprise rather than being preceded by a period of worry and depression.” — author unknown
If you get in a car in Chicago with the intent of driving to Los Angeles, the GPS rarely plots the California portion of the map while you are in your driveway. Rather, the GPS methodically and sequentially plots each road to take in order to reach the desired location. Project Management follows the same logic of a series of key tasks or steps that have to be completed in a systematic process in order to meet the desired outcome. Traveling to Los Angeles from Chicago can only happen if the tasks of traveling through the Midwest and the Rockies are met first.
This type of thinking seems elusive when it comes to business project management. Ask someone to “map” out the