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Planning Doesn’t Have to Be the Enemy of Agile

Harvard Business Review

Early in the twentieth century Henri Fayol identified the job of managers as to plan, organize, command, coordinate, and control. Management by Objectives (MBO) became the height of corporate fashion in the late 1950s. Later, MBO evolved into strategic planning. The Fayol legacy lingers. The frustrations with current planning practices intersect with another fundamental managerial trend: organizational agility. Agile planning is the future of planning.

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