Noted author on personal time management, Alan Lakien, is quoted as saying: Planning is bringing the future into the present so that can do something about it now.
However, the suggestion becomes a lot more challenging for many of the largest and most successful businesses in the world. Why? Too many cook spoils, spoil the broth. Too many leaders wanting to lead. Too many strategies lead to a multitude of directions. Too many sources of data lead to confusion as to the true version of truth.
Put in a business context: as business dynamics accelerate, planning needs to evolve to keep up with changing demands. Point solutions and data scattered across disjointed systems and sources can form an incomplete, outdated picture and ultimately lead to sub-optimal decisions.
This Anaplan paper, All planning for all people, lays down the value proposition of connected planning – a strategy whereby all of the necessary people, data, and plans are connected together to accelerate business value and enable real-time planning and decision-making.
It proposes that placing the power of planning in the hands of every individual, at every level within and between business functions, Connected Planning breaks the proverbial silos to deliver speed, agility, and visibility.