Project Planning: Evaluation

In the world of substance abuse prevention, we use a tool called the Strategic Prevention Framework to establish and implement programs. It is a flow chart that walks you through the process using these steps: Assessment – what is the issue we most need to address? Capacity – do we have the ability and resources to address the issue? Planning – how are we going to get from where we are to where we need to be? Implementation – Put the plan in action. Evaluation – did our plan work? A focus on what needs to be changed or adjusted…

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Project Planning: The Partners

Moving along in our Project Planning Essentials series, we’ve reached a touchy subject (at least for me): outside partners. I mentioned them briefly in the Building Your Team post and again last week when we talked about Resources, but today I want to go a little more in depth about the importance of outside partners. You can’t do everything yourself.  Let me repeat that, because I need to type it again and actually listen to myself. You CAN NOT do everything yourself. At work, at home, in life – there are people all around you who impact your life, your…

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Project Planning: The Resources

So you’ve got a plan in place. You’ve established your team. Now let’s look at what you need to accomplish your goal: your resources. I usually start by writing down everything, then going back and making note of what I have, what I need and what I can make-do with. Here are a few categories to consider: Do you have the monetary resources to make the change you want to make? If yes, great! If not, how can you scale your plan to build it up over time until you get to 100%? What is the baseline that you are…

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Project Planning: The Team

Today, we are addressing a topic that is absolutely essential to the success of any project: your team! Obviously, when you’re working on implementing a home management system or adjusting the way things work around the house your team is your family. But how do you decide who fill what role and what they are responsible for? Let’s start with what roles are needed: Team Leader: this is the person responsible for assigning tasks to everyone else and managing the overall plan. It can be done with a partner but ultimately you need one person who is checking for completed…

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Project Planning: The Plan

Welcome to the first topic in our Project Planning Essentials series! We’re going to start out by talking about the actual plan. In event management, you have a clear and distinct goal or direction that you are moving toward. It is a little more difficult to define those things in household management so we will spend some time talking about how to discover what your goal is and how to develop a plan to move that direction. Event Management Goal: host a successful event.  Household Management Goal: What is your goal for implementing a household management system? Keep the kids alive…

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Project Planning: The Essentials

I wanted to pause today to go back to the basics of what Planned With Purpose is and how this blog fits in to the picture. Planned With Purpose is a business event facilitation company and our goal is to make planning your business event easier. We provide full planning services or we can assist with the bits and pieces of your event to help move the planning process forward. I have always been a detail-oriented person and love seeing all of the pieces fall into place so event management seemed to be a natural fit for my personality. It…

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