Goldilocks and Planning

One day Goldilocks was walking through an office when she came to three desks that had projects on them.

The first plan was too messy. There wasn’t enough thought put into potential pitfalls and resources required.

The second plan was too rigid. and would never get off the ground. The person working on it is a perfectionist. This project will stay in plan mode indefinitely or be seriously delayed as it will never be perfect.

The third plan had potential flaws but it was a really good start with potentially huge benefits. It could be easily refined later and it was something that should be released into the world.

Sloppy and perfect are more closely related than we think. They both will consume a lot of time either in fixing issues or in delays in delivering. The third plan was just right.

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