Dependency Planning

Boss: Hello guys, please ensure to complete the assignment by tomorrow 4 PM. I have a client meeting, starting within an hour and there after I will be flying to xxx. So please let me know if you anticipate any bottlenecks ASAP.

Team: Oh!.. This is the usual work we do. So what’s going to be troublesome.. Let us check it after the party.

And once the team started the work, they realized the missing link which could be filled in by their boss only and hence couldn’t proceed further as boss was unavailable by then.

And the scenario is not merely limited to a project assignment. It is repeated even in our daily life too.

We are social beings. And we cannot live in isolation. If we wish or not, we are bound to many dependencies all around us.

Still, many a time we fail to know and plan these dependencies. And it leads to waiting time or dishonoured consequences. If you are fond of queuing time, please skip reading.

Otherwise, think parallel and ask one.

“Is there a dependency associated?

Will there be waiting time if dependencies are not cleared out?

How can I avoid the dependency factors? ”

And finally get rid of the dependencies and make it an independent variable

About

The author is a Quality Analyst by experience. Part Quantitative data analyst, part consultant for quality and information security practices, part software tester, she is a writer by passion and blogs at https://wordsandnotion.com and https://qualitynotion.com/.

One thought on “Dependency Planning

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  3. Puneet

    October 4, 2016 at 1:45pm

    Well, I don’t know how to tell about reducing dependencies but surely we should always be independent for everything and if not, we must always try.

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      Akhila

      October 4, 2016 at 7:28pm

      And atleast ee need to be aware of the dependencies wherever possible so that we can plan in advance and reduce waiting time

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  5. skd

    October 5, 2016 at 12:29am

    Yes, reducing dependency factors tend improve efficiency. Alternate thought : sometimes dependency creates better working together. Rather than removing and become ” independent”

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  6. skd

    October 5, 2016 at 12:32am

    …. (contd)… we need to manage the dependency. Thats when harmony is created… Like musical notes! I think, you also meant similar concept by stating “independent variables” (sorry, unknowingly pressed send on the phone during the first comment). Good Akhila.

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      Akhila

      October 5, 2016 at 9:38am

      yes, we cannot stay in isolation..being a social being we are dependent on many things, many others.. but we need to be well aware on these dependencies, and have better planning, just as i given in that example

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      • skd

        October 5, 2016 at 9:45am

        Can’t agree with you more:) Perfecto! For the planning you can adopt principles of lean, agile etc also right;) (on a lighter n serious note!!)

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          Akhila

          October 5, 2016 at 9:55am

          ha ha…i dont depend on other work-flows, i have my own where in which there is a phase for “inertia” too..;)

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          • skd

            October 5, 2016 at 11:09am

            he he….current project that phase over? 😉

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    Akhila

    October 5, 2016 at 9:42am

    thanks kamal….that boss thing happen in our daily life in one way or other.. keep an eye..

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            Akhila

            October 5, 2016 at 4:32pm

            ha.. that’s a great news.. there is a lot many things which we learn from this corporate world..

          • boundlessblessingsblog

            October 5, 2016 at 4:33pm

            Yes for sure Akhila and so many good bosses and weird types but all said and done all is good in the Company.

  8. Shalini Sharrma

    October 6, 2016 at 11:30am

    Dependency planning but am wondering is it possible to not get dependent on anyone and be self dependent in this era where all are connected in one or the other way ? For everything its difficult to be independent.

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      Akhila

      October 6, 2016 at 12:39pm

      you are right.. never we could be independent completely in this materialistic world.. but why not think about this dependency in advance and make it a better time, by saving your time in a queue

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