Project Planning can be a bit of a mess at times.
Like, there’s often a load of ideas, and notions, and wonderings, and what-ifs floating around in my brain and it’s tough to get it all figured out.
I often use a sort of Mind Map technique in my Bullet Journal: there’s a resource for getting started with that here.
Quite honestly though, I do love ‘big picture’ project planning.
I love having a big blank wall in front of me, or a white board, and filling it with a big ole brain dump so I can see it all right there in front of me… and then starting to put it in order.
So, I found a method that’s been really working for me.
Post-It Project Planning
Pat Flynn has already done a helpful video on this, so I don’t have to reinvent the wheel here. He says:
Have you ever started something but never finished? In this video, I’ll show you the P.A.T. technique so you can learn how to plan anything and actually get it done.
As an entrepreneur, my day is full of creating plans and executing them, and as more and more fill my plate, I’ve learned a specific planning technique to make sure I finish what I start.
If you don’t have a “plan for planning” what can end up happening is you’ll pile up a number of goals and to-dos that can lead to procrastination, it can have you feeling unaccomplished, and ultimately you might even give up.
We don’t want that to happen.
Watch the Project Planning video now…
I used a method quite similar to this when planning the Beta run of my Ogham Journeys Programme.
That’s been really successful, and I will definitely use this particular project planning method again this month as I refine the course content for opening it to my mailing list (end of September) for our first full annual Programme run.
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