Now that you know where you’re going you need a plan. Common sense right? You’d be surprised how many groups and companies don’t really have a plan. Just ask the Occupy Movement. You don’t need a 52 page project plan, but you do need to answer the question your team is going to ask … how are we going to accomplish our mission.
To get the answer at the beginning the key is sticking to the high level. At our fraud management company (www.ethoca.com) our plan was:
You need to have clarity in how you will accomplish your mission. Your team needs know you are headed in a viable direction. Otherwise, why should they care?
It is important to note here, that plans will (and should) change over time. It’s okay to say our plan is to bring together the proper people and create a new plan. That’s still a plan. So, what’s your plan?