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    Planning by Design

Dick Muther has spent more than six decades and 2,000 projects distilling his systematic planning processes into "Six Steps for Planning Anything." These diagrams are a summary of the hands-on, what-and-how explanation of this Planning by Design (PxD) methodology.

Typically, breaking down and determining a project's tasks is considered to be a function of each specific project. PxD, however, provides a general planning “masterguide” that identifies a way to “plan the planning” for any project, from designing a manufacturing cell, to creating an office layout, to planning a family vacation.

PxD Process Flow Chart

Click on the numbers in the diagram for the step-by-step procedures required for each one.

PxD 6-Step Flow Chart

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Step-by-Step Short-Form Summary

This chart outlines the individual actions necessary to complete each of the six steps.

Step 1 - Orient and Organize

Step 2 - Investigate and Clarify

Step 3 - Clarify and Relate

Step 4 - Integrate and Develop

Step 5 - Integrate and Develop

Step 6 - Detail and Prepare to Do

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Project Planning Flow Chart

This diagram defines several specific elements involved in planning a specific project. Click on the numbers in the diagram for the step-by-step procedures required for each one.

PxD Project Planning Flow Chart

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    News

The 2017 IHPP Workshop is being planned for the spring or early summer. Please check back for the final dates.


We're happy to announce that board member Dr. Hakan Bütüner's new book, Systematic Strategic Planning, has been published by CRC Press.

Bütüner's book cover
Click to read an abstract.

For ordering information, please e-mail Hakan Bütüner or contact IHPP.



   

   

For information on obtaining PxD books, including diagrams, and ready-to-use worksheets and exercises for each step of the planning process, please contact:

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