There are things you can control, like how much time, talent and cash you throw at a defined project. Three people for three months with three pounds to produce three version zero prototypes.
It’s a plan, right? More like a wish list.
What about the things that stand between where you are now and your goal?
Like customers, routes to market, conflicting projects, lack of knowledge, incumbents, risk-aversion or the crushing lack of time or talent or cash in the first place. Obstacles.
How’re you going to deal with them?
Working out the how-to that overcomes everything between you and your goal is what turns a wish-list into a plan.
So, that thing you want to do … what’s in the way, and what’s the plan?
Skippy strategy: Name every obstacle between where you are today and the end of the game. What’s the plan for everything on the list?
First published 31st March 2015.
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