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Welcome to PlanningSkills.COM

This website focuses on a wide variety of topics related to organization and individual planning situations. The primary focus is business planning.

Planning is an anticipatory decision making process that involves situation analysis, forecasting outcomes and events, evaluating alternative courses of action, anticipating consequences and considering implementation issues and contingencies. Planning often begins with asking one or more questions, for example: What if ...? Could we ...? Do we ...? Is it possible...? How should we respond ...? How can we ...? Is it feasible to ...?

In general, planning is a proactive process that is intended to help individuals, groups and organizations achieve performance objectives.

Featured Glossary Term

Business Process Improvement

A methodology for focused change in a business process achieved by analyzing the AS-IS process using flowcharts and other tools, then developing a streamlined TO-BE process in which automation may be added to result in a process that is better, faster, and cheaper. BPI aims at cost reductions of 10-40%, with moderate risk.

Featured Planning Tip

Take charge of the planning process

Someone must initiate and manage the planning process. It may be led by the CEO or by a staff person. Planning initiated, led and conducted by line managers is generally the best. "Donít let your planning process push you around. Take charge and harness itís power to achieve your goals. Itís a jungle out there and the competition is sure to know where they are going. Donít let them beat you to your destination."


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