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“We don’t do it that way.” “We don’t need all that.” “We’re doing just fine.” “We’ll figure it out when we get there.” “We’re switching gears to this, forget what we said.” These are all signs of a delivery system that is tilting on the rails, about to careen.

Doing everything differently for every project isn’t going to help you move faster. Redefining your methodology during a project is never going to work, that’s an outside-of-project task when no project will be affected. Tweaks are good, but changes are not good. Tweaks – “Let’s log these types of issues as bugs instead of tasks” Changes – “Let’s stop using sub-tasks and stories and go to epics and tasks” Your methodology might not do one…

How this has become a meme of late is pretty funny, but it’s absolutely true and applies to everything. Whatever you do will be difficult, it will be tough, it won’t be easy, it might look easy, but it won’t be. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gzDYgRc6eic&ab_channel=THEDR0N3 But nothing in life worth doing is easy, if it was easy, we’d all be doing it.

The first thing everyone wants to do when the idea goes sideways is to change. Do something different. Throw it all out. Start over. Give up. The moment those thoughts enter your mind, that is the first test of the idea’s strength, can it stand the test of being kicked, can it get knocked down and stand back up again, can it rise up. Don’t stop at the first sign of distress, this is the…

A proposed idea is easy to turn down. There hasn’t been any investment, there’s been no plus or minus, there’s no loss if you do nothing. Investing in an idea is where commitment starts to happen, even though doubts still linger – will it work?, can it work?, do they really want it?, is it worth it? what else could I be doing with my time? All those doubts start to permeate the shell of…