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How Great Projects are Delivered?


If you were to start today on a new project, no codebase, no people, no resources, no process, no nothing, where would you start?

Where would you start that would make the greatest impact?

This isn’t a trick question – this isn’t about having the latest and the great tools at your disposal, the tiger team of people or infinite money – simply where would you start.

Before, I’d bring in the team, or think about the process, or understand the platform I’d start at the most basic element.

  • What’s the problem we are trying to solve?
  • Who are we trying to help?
  • Why are we trying to help them?
  • What do they need from us?
  • How are we going to be able to help them?
  • How are we going to make a difference?
  • When is this needed?

I don’t need all the requirements flushed out, I don’t need to know we’ll be doing demos in 2 weeks or when our scrums will be held.

All I need is to understand the problem, and the context surrounding the problem.

If I can understand that, if I can get a clear vision there, then the next step will define what skills I need from the team, what process I’ll follow and how I’ll get there.

But if I don’t understand the problem, I’m already building something around nothing.

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