June 5, 2021

Corners and edges


Projects have a start and a finish and are formed to achieve some kind of outcome. Some projects become projects without every being projects. They kick off without any acknowledgement or acceptance that something new has kicked off (they just kind of emerge), things happen in this new thing over time, gaining momentum, using resources, winding their way from where they started to some place else, and then they never really finish. Well, not with a specific outcome, either they morph into the woodwork or they sink into the sand without trace.

All that effort. For what?

When something comes up, of even when you notice that something is going on, don’t just accept that it has to be that way. Draw a line, get the interested parties around a whiteboard, and work – even for five minutes – from first principles.

Skippy strategy: Define at least the corners and edges.