Strategic Project Design: A Logical Planning Framework for Smooth Execution

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You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to appreciate the wisdom of NASA’s Rule #15: “A review of failed projects and project problems indicates that the disasters were well planned to happen from the…

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You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to appreciate the wisdom of NASA’s Rule #15: “A review of failed projects and project problems indicates that the disasters were well planned to happen from the start.  The seeds of problems are laid down early. Initial planning is the most vital part of a project.”   This course helps you overcome the common tendency to prematurely rush into project activities without first doing the deep thinking and decision-making required to build a foundation for smooth execution.   You’ll learn to “start smart” using a powerful interactive planning/action tool and a step-by-step process to successfully tackle complex problems, projects, issues, and opportunities of all types.  In this course you will discover a strategic approach to project and program design that is missing from conventional Project Management. The Logical Framework Approach (LFA) is a breakthrough system which cuts planning time in half and eliminates potential problems in advance. The LFA combines key concepts from Strategic Planning, Project Management, Team-building and the Scientific Method into a practical system that has been proven to add exceptional value and clarity in virtually any setting. After learning the core concepts through discussion and case studies, you’ll apply them to your own project. So bring along a real project or performance issue to work on, and you’ll walk away with a ready-to-use action strategy for the topic of your choice.

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