Making It All Work Question-Projects
Page 144 mentions that the vast majority of project actions do not have to be done on a specific day. It also mentions that it does not mean that they don't involve some sort of time sensitivity and to work from the next-action lists whenever calendar has discretionary time. There is a part of me that is not trusting the system. I'm concerned that the lead time necessary to complete projects could fall through the cracks.
Let's say that you have 85 projects. For the sake of this discussion, let's say 25 of those projects need to be completed by a specific date. There may be multiple steps/actions for each of these projects. In some cases you might have a project plan with dates and in other cases you may not have a full blown plan with dates yet.
How do you ensure that you will achieve the end project date? How do you know that there will be sufficient time for all the action steps to result in reaching the end target date on time? How do you know if you need to re-negotiate the deadline with yourself or your boss or if you can move it to someday/maybe? How do you know you don't have too many project action steps ready to collide?