Chart the course for a new project
Target Size: 5–10 people | Attributes: Small, Intentional, Focused | Shorthand: “I want to plan something.”
As the saying goes… Proper planning prevents poor performance.
Don’t start with a blank sheet of paper. It’s often helpful to have a few draft ideas ready to discuss, even if they are very nascent.
What’s on the docket? Always have an agenda ready to go. If you don’t have an agenda, you will waste people’s time. And no one likes that.
- Gather a planning team
- Arrange a meeting (in-person, if possible)
- Develop an agenda
- Hatch a plan
- Take good notes
- Follow-up afterward
- Meet again (if necessary)
Related Techniques: Affinity Clustering, Bullseye, Co-Creation Session, Concept Posters, Creative Matrix, Dot Voting, Experience Diagramming, Four Corners, History/Future Mapping, I wish, I wonder, Ignite Talks, Impact/Effort Matrix, POEMS, Personas, Plus-Delta, Pre-Mortem, Quietstorming, Rose Thorn Bud, Round Robin, Stakeholder Mapping, Statement Starters, Trading Cards, Tuning Protocol, What? So What? Now What?, World Cafe
Sprout designed and led a series of planning meetings to help the Triangle Learning Network develop its plan to launch a learning innovation network in the Triangle Region of North Carolina.