The myth of planning: why objectives are more important than tasksMakarand Vaidya
“It has become impossible to plan anything. Things are changing rapidly; every day is a new challenge. How to create a plan that will work?”
Yash and Sangram both were looking frustrated. The sun was very bright, and the heat in the air was affecting everyone. We decided to meet earlier in the day.
“That is a good question, Yash. Things will change rapidly. It’s a good thing if the changes are for the better. The challenge is to come up with a solid plan. Since the tasks will keep changing, a task-based plan will keep changing.”
“The simplest solution is to plan based on objectives and track based on results.”
For example, the plan should contain objectives like “MVP to be ready by the third week of May”, and “Beta customer signed up by end of May”. This will make the planning viable. And ensure that you are working towards the end goals. The details of the actions can keep changing.
How do you plan your actions?