Now's the time to kick 2017 business (and life) planning up a gear!
Some of the folks I've talked to already have the plan finished and they're ready to roll. Others haven't even started planning yet.
Not to worry! It's certainly not too late - and it's not as hard as it sometimes seems.
What's cool is that in the span of about an hour, you have a concise list of the topics that need attention in your organization.
Next is prioritizing, assigning action, and accountability.
Using a method like this, it's really easy to get a high-level plan together. I'm by no means suggesting that accomplishing the initiatives is easy! But at least a good direction has been planned.
This process also works really well for personal planning. Don't forget about yourself!
Let's make it a great 2017!
Marty Kaufman is Founder and President of Accent Computer Solutions, Inc., a Southern California-based innovator in IT thinking. He got his start in the world of Big Data as Manager of Information Systems for General Dynamics. He earned his B.S. degree in Computer Information Systems from California Polytechnic University, Pomona in 1985 and started Accent Computer Solutions as a consulting firm in 1987. He has spent his entire career researching and implementing Information Technology strategies and processes to help his clients reduce the cost and risk of IT.
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