Planning and delegation in business

How to implement great projects without losses through planning and delegation


What you will get:

You will understand the features of strategic, tactical, and operational planning
You will learn how to cope with the mind traps that interfere with effective planning
You will explore tools to assess the complexity of tasks more accurately
You will learn to estimate the exact deadline for completing a task if the current deadlines are jeopardized
You will get acquainted with the planning of the critical chain method

About this course

In any business, there is planning. But it is not always successful – it happens that plans turn into a formality and an additional waste of working time. According to research from the Project Management Institute for 2021, 37% of all projects fail and lose the budget wholly or partially. At the same time, only 55% are completed on time. Therefore, a great deal of attention is given to developing methodologies and frameworks based on the most successful planning tactics. It is possible, however, that even after their implementation, things may not go as smoothly in the company as we would like.

In this online course, you will get tools that can be adapted to any condition and help to avoid the most common mistakes.

During the training, you will understand planning features and learn how to turn plans into actual tasks. You will learn all about delegation and will be able to use it as an assistant on your way to achieving sustainable results. During this course, you will learn how to devote time to important tasks, trust your colleagues and help them grow!
Skills you will get:
  • Time management
  • Self-organization
  • Goal-setting
  • Task breakdown
  • Delegation

Course structure

Lesson 1. The role of planning and its types

17:05 min
1 additional material
1 quiz
1 case
A simple question: "What is the essence of management?" leads to a dead end. The answers can differ: managing people, controlling, and allocating resources. Of course, everything is true, but this is a partial list of functions. In this lesson, you will learn about the types and functions of planning.

Additionally, you will learn about the consequences of overtime for the manager.

Lesson 2. Why it's hard to plan

15:32 min
1 additional material
1 quiz
1 case
Problems with the project implementation are often attributed to the manager's need for more planning experience. But even experienced employees can fall into the traps of their thinking. In this lesson, you will understand where they can wait when planning work. In addition, understanding scheduling errors will help you evaluate tasks correctly.

Additionally, you will learn what to do if you don't have enough time to complete the work.

Lesson 3. Critical Chain Management

7:56 min
2 additional material
1 quiz
1 case
Sometimes companies need more flexibility when working on projects, and employees need to be able to start tasks as soon as they have time. In this lesson, you will learn about an alternative project management method – the critical chain method. Unlike the traditional approach, this method prevents any modifications to the final deadline.

You will find a memo in the additional materials to help you correctly assess the tasks. You will also get practical tips on how to use the critical chain method.

Lesson 4. Planning according to Hoshin Kanri

7:07 min
2 additional material
1 quiz
1 case
This lesson teaches you how to communicate strategic goals to all lower levels. And not just to convey without distortions but also to use them daily when solving problems. For example, what is the best way to explain to employees that the company's activities are now based on new strategic goals that require new approaches? One way to do this is through the Hoshin Kanri method.

In the additional materials, you will find tools for managing goals. You will also learn GROW – a methodology for planning and achieving goals.

Lesson 5. Setting priorities

11:13 min
2 additional material
1 quiz
1 case
At the operational level, a grand strategic objective becomes a long list of large and small tasks. As we look at this almost endless list, it needs to be clarified where to start and how to proceed. So, in this lesson, we will discuss how to handle such situations and maintain enthusiasm.

Additionally, you will learn the ICE Score method.

Lesson 6. Do more

7:50 min
1 additional material
1 quiz
1 case
We all know someone who manages to keep everything under control. They juggle their affairs with the skill of an experienced circus performer. What is the secret of such people? They are unlikely to get enough sleep in half an hour a day or can do 20 things simultaneously. The person probably organized their life so that they are engaged in only those tasks that are important to them, and reassign or ignore the rest. In this lesson, you'll learn about delegation, a one-size-fits-all solution.
In this lesson, you'll learn about delegation, a one-size-fits-all solution.

In the additional materials, you will find the delegation framework.

Lesson 7. Delegation of authority and tasks

8:10 min
1 additional material
1 quiz
1 case
It is the dream of every manager to have an autopilot button, and when you click it, all processes in the company run automatically. In this lesson, you'll learn how to give your employees more autonomy and make sure your company doesn't suffer as a result.

Optionally, you can take a test to see how well you handle authority delegation.