Where Have I Been?

Where have I been, indeed. As a rule, I don’t discuss work here. However, I will say that I’ve spent the last… oh, however many day’s it’s been… picking up the pieces of a poorly-managed project and Krazy Gluing them into something vaguely resembling the desired product. Yes, it was a difficult birth, and the baby (so to speak) doesn’t look much as the parents imagined she would.

Lessons learned? Yes. Basic project management: it works– use it!

  • Ensure that all team members have a clear understanding of
    • the big picture,
    • terminology specific to the business,
    • the business model of the business,
    • their responsibilities and relationships,
    • what’s to be accomplished.
  • Set goals, intermediate goals, and milestones with specific deliverables.
  • Prioritize (into Must-do, Should-do, and Could-do.)
  • Devise a reasonable work distribution, not necessarily an even one.
  • Communicate, but don’t reverse-delegate.
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One thought on “Where Have I Been?”

  1. Feh! Everyone knows that in the real world “mash it together at the last moment and hope it doesn’t topple over” is the BEST way to do EVERYTHING!

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