Can a Project Manager Overplan?

As a project manager, I’m always planning. I’m planning out full projects or working with a team to define the scope of a single sprint. Each day, I’m planning for the future, but I’m also developing mini-plans to weather the circumstances of the day. Everything that happens in and around a project is something to be measured, analyzed, documented, and woven into a project’s continuous fabric.

So, with all this planning, can a project manager ever do enough of it? Is the potential planning for a project infinite or will a PM always hit a point of entropy, after which any planning is just wasted energy spent on ineffective efforts?

The short answer is “No,” and the longer answer is “Gosh Yes.”

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