KBAM: Keeping the plan simple
Learning theory is good, but the actual application of that knowledge is what separates a postgraduate from an undergraduate. In this sense, I have really enjoyed working on this assignment. The fact that it is asking us to be more practical in our approach has made it that much more interesting.
The overriding feeling I have had while working on this pma is that somehow this is preparing us for the professional world. This is because organizations often have to create implementation plans. One thing that I will do well to remember is that plans are only as good as the execution. At the end of the day, your best assets i.e. your people are going to be the ones who implement the plan. Hence, if it is to have any value at all, it has to be a working document which employees can easily relate and refer to. I feel that it is absolutely critical for the plan to be easily understandable.
And so I have tried to keep it simple for this assignment, but much more importantly, I would like to keep it as simple as possible in the future too when I may be doing this for real. Put another way, I would hate to make the plan any longer than it needs to be, as I really do believe that over-the-top jargon will not add any value whatsoever.