John Marc Thibault is an independent consultant with a twenty-year practice focused on technical analysis, design and planning. His clients have included a large fraction of the Canadian federal government's departments and a variety of high-tech companies.
His earlier experience includes over a decade of marketing and technology roles at Xerox, and senior management in two high-tech startups. He has a physics degree from Loyola College in Montreal.
Author of the 'Art of the Plan' blog at goodplan.ca, he's developing software and operational techniques to fix the Flaw of Averages in project planning, and to correct the systemic errors that result in high-risk plans and unattainable targets.
This book explains what a Stochastic Information Packet (SIP) is, then how SIPs and SIP math are used to calculate uncertainty and, along the way, how we go about composing SIPs with which to calculate.
The Art of the Plan is a guide for analysts, planners, schedulers – anyone who needs to prepare non-trivial project plans. This book takes you through the process of preparing a realistic project plan, from crystal-clear requirements to attainable targets.