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This website focuses on a wide variety of topics related to organization and individual planning situations. The primary focus is business planning.

Planning is an anticipatory decision making process that involves situation analysis, forecasting outcomes and events, evaluating alternative courses of action, anticipating consequences and considering implementation issues and contingencies. Planning often begins with asking one or more questions, for example: What if ...? Could we ...? Do we ...? Is it possible...? How should we respond ...? How can we ...? Is it feasible to ...?

In general, planning is a proactive process that is intended to help individuals, groups and organizations achieve performance objectives.

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What is a fact? 1) A thing that is indisputably true of false, 2) something that has really occurred, 3) a perception that what is known is true, 4) an event, item of information, or state of affairs existing, observed, or known to have happened, and which is confirmed or validated, 5) knowledge or information based on real occurrences. The usual test for a statement of fact is verifiability.

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Planning should be linked to control Plan for control and control the plan. Plans should have measurable indicators that can assist in revising plans and evaluating outcomes.

Linked means long-term and short-term objectives should be established and then measured and tracked.

Planning and control reinforce each other. A good plan facilitates control and a good control system improves planning.

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