November 30, 2020

It’s all a project


It’s all a project. Everything you do. You’re not working on the factory line where one widget is replaced by another widget by another widget. You’re working on things, changes, innovations. All are projects. Even meetings are projects. With a defined objective, with a beginning, with component parts that build into the greater whole, and an end.

That’s the way it’s supposed to be.

Everything starts with the objective and a why. Write that down, at the beginning, make it clear so everyone knows what’s at stake. Make it bound by time and deliverables or metrics, as yes/no as you can make them so there’s no dispute, no wiggle room where they’re done. Give it shape with processes and milestones. Report against it, for progress and issues and progress against issues.

And when it ends, make that clear too, and celebrate.

Skippy strategy: Everything is a project.