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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.

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Business Process Reengineering

A methodology for radical, rapid change in business processes achieved by redesigning the process from scratch and then adding automation. Aimed at cost reductions of 70% or more when starting with antiquated processes, but with a significant risk of lower results.

Featured Planning Tip

Planning should be linked to control Plan for control and control the plan. Plans should have measurable indicators that can assist in revising plans and evaluating outcomes.

Linked means long-term and short-term objectives should be established and then measured and tracked.

Planning and control reinforce each other. A good plan facilitates control and a good control system improves planning.

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