Planning effectively is a struggle in all aspects of our lives. We want as many parts planned out as possible to leave little or no surprises. Our work is no different. Planning is the best way to ensure events run as smoothly as possible with little surprises. Safety is the least planned and the most important part of a safe and successful event. Not only does it alleviate surprises, it also makes changing plans a lot easier. So like many things in life, the earlier you plan, the easier things can go.