“He who fails to plan is planning to fail” – Winston Churchill
Proactive planning is essential for preventing downstream failures. Granted planning should eventually be implemented into action. But, a preemptive discussion is better than the one that never occurs.
The process of Risk Management is one way to identify issues that can lead to very good discussions. From those discussions, corrective action options can be down-selected, and plans can be made to reduce the risk.
Identify risk issues
Assess what would be affected
Measure likelihood of it happening
Rank the risks
Establish desired results you want
Develop viable options
Select the best strategy
Implement that strategy
Adjust and Perfect the strategy
What Risks will you be facing in the coming weeks?