Action over In Action

May 14th, 2015 by The Milestone Planner

Although Milestone Planner is a planning tool, its focus is on action – keeping your eye on what needs to get done to reach the milestones that lead on to your ultimate goal. In business, inaction is often the greatest risk: ignoring changes in the situation or the desired outcome means that opportunities are lost. […]

Future Management

June 4th, 2014 by The Milestone Planner

The way that we manage work is changing. These are my notes from a lightening talk that I gave at the Social Business Sessions in London, based on lessons learnt with Milestone Planner. How we work We are shifting from hierarchy, through process to networked organisations. Hierarchy, usually synonymous with “command and control” styles of […]

The Size of the Planning and the Size of the Problem

May 27th, 2014 by The Milestone Planner

Lessons in how to plan effectively (and that includes planning appropriately!) come from all sorts of different places. For example, be like goldilocks – don’t plan too little, and don’t plan too much. Spend enough time to get the detail to surface the issues, but not so much that the detail is solely based on assumptions that haven’t been […]