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Productivity Cast

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Project Planning in Uncertain Circumstances

As we are living through a challenging period, and while some work may be limited, it’s still good to know proper skills like project planning in uncertain circumstances. In this week’s episode, the ProductivityCast team discusses the challenges we face when project planning in uncertain circumstances and ways to push through, along with tools to help.

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In this Cast | Project Planning...

Ray Sidney-Smith

Augusto Pinaud

Art Gelwicks

Francis Wade

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Voiceover Artist 0:00 Are you ready to manage your work and personal world better to live a fulfilling productive life, then you've come to the right place productivity cast, the weekly show about all things productivity. Here, your host Ray Sidney-Smith and Augusto Pinaud with Francis Wade and Art Gelwicks.

Raymond Sidney-Smith 0:17
And Welcome back, everybody to productivity cast, the weekly show about all things personal productivity, I'm Ray Sidney Smith.

Augusto Pinaud 0:24 I am Augusto Pinaud.

Francis Wade 0:26I'm Francis Wade.

Art Gelwicks 0:27 And I'm Art Gelwicks.

Ray Sidney-Smith 0:26Welcome, gentlemen, and welcome to our listeners to this episode of Productivity Cast. We are going to be talking today about project planning. And this is a topic near and dear to my heart. But it's a topic that actually Augusto brought up in the context of where we currently are in these uncertain times. And so I'm going to turn this over to you, Augusto, to kind of tell our listeners what we're going to talk about today.

Augusto Pinaud 0:49You know, with all these changes on the everyday reality that we have we one of the things that come really tied up with the principles in the Getting Things Done book is the Weekly Review and really tied up with the Weekly Review comes project planning, one of the things that are interesting with those two things is you get into a certain routine on what you're required to make that project planning happen to really get yourself into that deep thinking mode, same as wisdom, weekly review. And with all this disruption, people don't be able to go to the office or connect to the big, you know, screen on the on the conference room to do this deep thinking, all these things has been disrupted. So what I was thinking was, let's bring this concept back and let's remind people or help people into re envision how to change that in this condition to improve what you were having before or at least in the worst case scenario to be able to give you tools that will allows you to get back to that place where you were doing before. Project Planning, though, we said numbers were saying and the length we think this is going to be, there is no margin to say, well, that's fine. If it's a week, we can say, let's not do project planning. But as this is going to be a lot more longer than a week, we need to have all that we need that to happen. We need all that to to be a reality. So I hope that what we can do is to get all this done and get really all is working

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