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Planning and It's Cousin Failing (CL Series)

In 1785, Robert Burns penned that famous Scots poem with the penultimate stanza which read: But Mousie, thou art no thy lane                          / But mouse you are not alone In proving foresight may be vain:                        /  Planning for future can be in vain The best-laid schemes o' mice an' men           / The best laid plans of mice and men Gang aft agley,                                              /  Often go awry An' lea'e us nought but grief an' pain,          / And leave us with nothing grief and pain For promis'd joy!                                            / For promised joy Putting down a plan on paper is great. It helps crystallize your goals and gives you a defined target to aspire to. It's just as true though that no project plan can expected to be perfectly executed and "the best laid plans of mice and men often go awry" In every project expect challenges. The most common are the notorious three: scope cr