• Behavioral Project Planning

    We believe that skilled planners have the capability to change the world!

    Ever wonder why after investing in all these project tools, the outcome doesn't seem to change much? So did we.


    The answer, it turns out, is very simple: you can improve the tools, but if you don't give your planners the thinking skills, the outcome remains the same.


    Decades of research helps answer the question of what about 70 percent of the planning problem is.


    Fixing the problem is the next step.


  • Increasing the Accuracy of Prediction

    Forecasting is NOT just guesswork, with only a 50/50 chance of success

    Dr. Tetlock, an expert in prediction, and researcher for the U.S. government Intelligence Community, found the following regarding prediction accuracy:

    • Forecasters with no training: 36% more accurate than random guesses

    • Forecasters with training: 41% more accurate than random guesses

    • Forecasters with training in teams: 44% more accurate than random guesses

    • Elite forecasting teams: 66% more accurate than random guesses

    The best forecasters have been shown to increase their accuracy by an average of 83%, and that success is attributed to how forecasters think


  • Applicability

    Applicable Disciplines

    • Executives
    • Project Managers
    • Project Controls
    • Schedulers
    • Cost Analysts
    • Estimators
    • Earned Value 
    • Project Risk Engineers
    • Project Supervisors
    • Project Management Consultants

    Applicable Industries

    • Construction/EPC
    • Government
    • Energy
    • Defense
    • Information Technology
    • Design
    • Engineering
  • On-Time, On-Budget, Isn't Just About Execution

    Does Your Organization...

    Measure Forecast Accuracy?

    Did you know that if your organization is using earned value, you could have the capability to measure accuracy, and make corrective measures to improve planning?

    Have an Established Planning Protocol?

    Did you know that many organizations do not plan according to best technical practices, much less are aware of the human factors that impact accuracy?

    Plan in Groups?

    Did you know that there are certain group factors that can be derailing the effectiveness of your plan, compromising your ability to meet deliverables?

    Train All People Who Input Estimates?

    Did you know that every person that provides a schedule duration or resource quantity without awareness of bias may be compromising your project plan?

    Value Planning as Much as Execution?

    Many organizations focus on execution, but may forget that the balance of a good plan and good execution are what ensures an on-time, on-budget deliverable.

  • Planning, when time and cost estimation accuracy is of utmost importance


    Mitigate planning biases by raising awareness of planning blind-spots

    Analyze Risk

    Uncover real risk

    Quantify risk & include in estimate


    Incorporate unbiased risk

    Apply de-biased estimations

    Increase Plan Accuracy

    Higher probability of meeting project milestones

  • Take your career to the next level and become a master of planning

    Intro to Behavioral Project Planning - Corporate
    Introduction to Behavioral Project Planning - Portland
    Introduction to Behavioral Project Planning - Seattle







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