Twigflo is for project-based teams across all industries. It caters to teams that want to visualize their projects, create accurate budgets, and get going fast.
Reverse planning, similar to backcasting or backwards planning, is a planning technique where you start by defining a desired future (e.g. goal or vision) and then work back to assess what would be required to get there. Reverse planning allows you to plan from a retrospective perspective rather than a prospective perspective leading to increased goal expectancy, decreased time pressure, and increased motivation.
Traditional planning focuses on starting at the beginning and assessing what is required in chronological order. With traditional planning, teams may lose sight of essential steps to achieving their goal due to the numerous potential actions that seem necessary to accomplishing it. Reverse planning alleviates this potential vagueness by doing the exact opposite of traditional planning. The first step in reverse planning is to define a future state and assess the work required in a reverse chronological order. By beginning with the end in mind, it is easier to analyze the future event and comprehend necessary steps to make it happen without getting off track.
Twigflo is the first tool of its kind that leverages reverse planning to help teams build more accurate plans and decrease time pressure. Traditional planning tools are based on principles and functions built for tracking bugs 20 years ago. Unfortunately, traditional planning tools have forgotten about why teams choose productivity tools in the first place - to become more efficient, transparent, and comfortable with their projects.
Twigflo’s visual-based user interface looks to teach reverse planning by design while giving all stakeholders, internal and external, a visual depiction of dependencies, effort, and status.
Reverse planning is a great option for students, educators, project-based teams (consultants), strategy teams, and more. Research has shown that reverse planning is the best planning option for complex projects. Therefore, whether it’s a complex team project or a complex individual project, reverse planning the approach will lead to better results.