As this is my inaugural blog entry, I thought I would start with what you need for a project start. Actually, what you need to know before your projects start. Projects are not free. Never have been, never will be. So before you start a project, make sure you know these three vital things. If you choose to skip or skimp on your knowledge of these three things, you will (guaranteed) do the wrong things, involve the wrong people, do re-work, do duplicate work, do inappropriate work, and did I mention doing re-work. On top of that, you will not finish on time or anywhere near your budget or deliver anything recognisable to the client/customer/user… so please, just know these three things before you start!
1 Know the end
As Stephen Covey famously said, “start with the end in mind”. You should really understand what the end of your project will look like. Explain it in the most understandable, recognisable, [Read more…]