If you have a project coming up try these pointers to help you along the way -
- Define. What is it you are trying to achieve with your project. What will it look like when it is finished? What do you need to be aware of? Is the landscape changing? How long will the project take to complete?
- Plan, Seriously plan. I like this quote I heard "Poor Planning leads to a Pretty Poor Performance". In the cartoon above Dilbert missed the opportunity - his competitors didn't. What was the difference - the competitors cut through the beauracratic traps and slowdowns to make the project fast and efficent. Even if you aren't first to market you can learn from others mistakes who were first to market.
- Proceed - make haste, not speed.