Project management, unorganized people, and problem solving described with a story plus an opinion plus action to consider improving the efficiency of projects.

Just knowing what we have, don’t have allows us to show up in action and deal with unexpected situations. The more we think and define what resources are available to us provides the guidepost for facing and making the best choice possible in the moment. Jess Dewell, your host, shares stories, examples, and how we can think about what we are already doing to define more value to customers and move forward toward our business goals by embracing the Power of a PLAN.

Program 84 - Power of a PLANStarting the Conversation

  • What happens when we have no plan?
  • Build it and then sell or sell and then market a new product?
  • Productivity and problem solving are more efficient when thinking ahead.

Host: Jess Dewell

What You Will Hear:

A story that exemplifies the need to know what resources we have available.

All the planning made things happen without a hitch.

My experience of what it was like to experience the totality of the eclipse.

A story of emergency, first aid, and no where to go.

What to do when our resources are not enough.

The amount of projects that are on time and budget when we fly by the seat of our pants.

Turn a service we provide into something valuable – to strengthen the relationship with our customers.

Proof of concept, value, and delivering a product.

The space between what’s being said by customers is a learnable skill.

Delivery and follow through.

Personal challenge: face the uncomfortable and work in it.

Notable and Quotable:

Jess Dewell: Preplanning and pre communication allowed me to get the job done with limited resources.

Jess Dewell: Preplanning creates a space for spontaneity.

Jess Dewell: Since we don’t know what may happen when we start acting, preplanning and communication provide us a guide.

Jess Dewell: Just knowing what we have, don’t have allows us to show up in action and deal with unexpected situations.

Jess Dewell: The way we do things are a goldmine for potential products we can offer our customers.

Jess Dewell: We define the value we bring to our customers.

Jess Dewell: Look at the way people use product and develop something new that solves a problem.

Jess Dewell: The delivery and follow through is THE most important.

Jess Dewell: Fly with the uncomfortable.


  • Connections by Design with Ken Gordon

Program 56: Connections by Design

Keep Your Money In Your Wallet Until Proof of Concept

Tags: resources, planning, availability, communication, problem solving, project management, management, adaptability, verticals, proof of concept, intangible, scale, Act to PLAN, thinking time