Look at the steps in your process.
OK, you've just finished a long planning session for a new initiative.
You're on your way home, but you can't get rid of the feeling that you've forgotten something important.
Does this sound familiar?
Then it hits you: There's a critical flaw in the plan, meaning that you'll have to call your team back in tomorrow, and start the process all over again.
It's a terrible feeling, and one that we've probably all experienced. We might have avoided this problem, however, if we had used a simple planning tool that the film industry has relied on for decades: the storyboard.
In the film industry, storyboards are simply a way of looking at the movie, laid out camera-shot-by-camera-shot, with still pictures – before filming actually begins. For example, the storyboard for Scene One opens with an image of what that first shot, or camera angle, will look like. The next shot, from a different angle, shows in the next picture on the storyboard. With each new camera shot or action, a new picture is added.
In a business environment, it's the same idea. But instead of making a movie, you might be
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This ensures that you don’t lose your plan.
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