Luella Mauzy April 7, 2020 Checklist Template
So what kind of checklists do event planners use? I think I have seen every possible checklist used in event planning. From excel spreadsheets, to databases, proprietary software, notebooks, slips of paper, calendars and bar napkins. What is the best checklist? Great question and I do not think there is one answer. It depends entirely on what the event planner is comfortable with. Event planners have the reputation of being highly organized and detailed, but how we get organized and detailed is via our checklists. The trick here is how we bridge our checklists to effectively communicate details to clients, vendors and event attendees.
One of the biggest users of checklists is the business world, from manufacturing to investing firms these lists are designed to make sure that all of the necessary tasks are performed. For example those companies that use heavy equipment of motorized vehicles will use a template to create a checklist that is used every day to make sure that the equipment is in proper running order before it is used for the first time every day. These lists have been credited with saving countless lives since their introduction.
Deciding on a planner is not a simple job. Instead of creating a checklist of what you would like to do, make a list of what you are reluctant to do and what you fear will happen. Once you have completed the assessments, your initial preparation time takes so much time that you simply do not have enough time to do anything beyond what you will need for the next day.
Each day sit down and make out a list of tasks that you will need to do that day. Alternatively you can do this on a weekly basis, moving to a daily basis as you get nearer to your wedding date. These mini checklists will be more detailed and provide a break down of those tasks which are on your main wedding planning checklist. A good tip is to ask anyone you know who has recently got married if they still have their checklists as they can be helpful if you get stuck.
An implementation can be a tough animal to tame depending on how you structure it. Having the right tools and methodology behind you to define and run a project can go a long way towards a successful deployment or development effort. Since a project can span several months and involve a variety of resources and skill sets, your role as a PM is to define the rules and manner in which the team will work under so the entire implementation does not falter.
Do you want to build a successful restaurant? If you do, then it is important to learn the same standards that made these restaurants grow to be large corporations. You may think you do not need standards for your independently owned restaurant, but consistent policies and rules are important in every restaurant!