Get Those Documents in Order
I know, I know this can be a drag and may seem so obvious, but yes, proper documentation for planning your projects is incredibly important. Although it’s such a basic thing, this area gets overlooked many times, especially when working in fast-paced environments or on teams with a lot of moving parts. But that’s all the more reason to have good documentation processes in place. Teams can make sure project requirements are met appropriately and there is transparency and traceability on what was done, when it was done, and who’s done it. If you don’t currently have eyes on these areas, consider conducting an audit on how your teams are organizing various project documentation. Is everything in a centralized location that is easily accessible by all stakeholders? Are team members using the tools they want to use? If not, you can really help boost the efficiency of your planning efforts by getting a handle on these key areas.