Big Hairy-Assed Goal
Sophisticated Wild Ass Guess
A very popular project management methodology:
Analysis, Design, Development, Implementation, Evaluation
Behavior, Effect, Expectation, Results
It helps you assess performance of anything, particularly a new initiative.
Beliefs, Evidence, Needs, Desires, Wounds, Interests, Mentors, Proud of
A model, typically used as a table or template or matrix for identifying motivations and issues of stakeholders within a project plan.
Background, Objectives, Scope, Constraints, Assumptions, Reporting, Dependencies, Estimates, Timescales
Very useful acronym for inception of projects, committees, investigations (inquiries), studies, reports, etc, where purpose, parameters and ground-rules etc., have to be established.
7. SOSTAC PLANNING MODEL
The SOSTAC acronym stands for:
Situation analysis - where are we now?
Objectives - where do we want to go?
Strategy - how we are going to get there.
Tactics - the details of strategy.
Action - putting the plan to work.
Control - measurement, monitoring, reviewing, updating and modifying.
Now add in the 3M's - the three key resources, Men, Money and Minutes.
Men - men and women, expertise and abilities to do different jobs.
Money - budgets - have we the money?
Minutes - time - what are the time scales, schedules or deadlines? Is there enough time?
(Source: PR Smith, ‘Great Answers to Tough Marketing Questions’)
8. Plan-Do-Check-Act (PDCA)
- Implementing new ideas in a controlled way Also known as the PDCA Cycle, or Deming Cycle
- Plan: Identifying and analyzing the problem.
Do: Developing and testing a potential solution.
Check: Measuring how effective the test solution was, and analyzing whether it could be improved in any way.
Act: Implementing the improved solution fully.
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