Cango - Lack of Planning

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Issue 5: Lack of Planning
CanGo displays various issues surrounding lack of planning on multiple occasions. During internally meetings there is no agenda or structure to the meetings. Most of CanGo’s meetings are ad hoc in nature, which can be understandable to an extent. When making important announcements such as entering a new market or discussing a huge opportunity for new revenue it is counterproductive and waste of valuable time for all involved. Furthermore in week 2, Nick is assigned the project to implement online gaming system without any experience in planning or organizing. Recommendation:

Confident Consulting suggests that CanGo conform to structured meetings. Share the important aspects and information about the meeting in a brief agenda prior to the day of the meeting. Running an effective meeting is more than sending out a notice that your team is to meet at a particular time and place. Define the objective for the meeting, utilize the time wisely, and engage the attendees into the meeting. Make sure action times are clearly understood before the end of the meeting and follow-up with meeting notes. (Caruth & Caruth, 2012) Additionally, CanGo can coach employees like Nick in how to plan and organize a project. Nick projected pride for earning the project which he could not, clearly kick-start without the help of his co-workers. If Nick was given the proper guidance, training and tools to do his job the implementation project can be a success. A basic project planning process includes the following: Define Project Objectives, Define Project Scope, Construct a Project Plan, Allocate Recourses, Obtain Stakeholder approval, Communicate the Plan, Track Project, Adjust Plan as Needed and Lessons Learned.
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