June 07, 2013

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.


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  1. Luisa Rodriguez Qui?Ones

    Hi Hasan! I really share with you the interest on doing practical tasks, I find them very useful in order to materialize what we have learnt, this is a good way to challenge minds and to be creative, I appreciate so much this fact because it is an effective way of learning. I think this a very useful thing for our life as professionals; doing is the best way to gain knowledge and experience. On the other hand what you mentioned about keeping things simple is a very useful advice. I think each task has its own “fantasy” and complexity, our job is to make those things simple, nevertheless at the end if we look backwards, we will realize that there were not as simple as we though, and the we will see that we managed it, understood it and developed it. :)

    08 Jun 2013, 16:01

  2. Hasan Khan

    Thanks Luisa, I’m glad you agree with me.

    08 Jun 2013, 23:58


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