Project management. It’s enough to strike fear into many a creative professional. It conjures up images of gantt charts or spread sheets, long meetings and complicated software.
And yet the uber-detailed project planning we may aspire to may not even be the best way after all: too much planning can actually be a bad thing!
It is more important to be ultra-agile than to be over prepared. For day-to-day projects, we should think in terms of 20% planning and 80% regular management, re-alignment and steering.