I wish I had a dime for every time that I have been handed a project with a deadline of yesterday. You've been there too? Well, let's talk about some practical steps that we can take to quickly start a project.
Jumpstarting a new project requires time and focus. Clear your calendar as much as possible. Secure a project administrator to help you with your administrative tasks. Delegate activities on existing projects. I also work during hours where I know that I will be least distracted, for example, early hours of the morning.
What Happens When You Get Behind
“No project recovers from a variance at the 15% completion point. If you underestimated in the near, you are generally off on the long term too.” – Gregory M. Horine
Your turn. Put yourself in the best position possible—invest heavily in the early part of your projects. Use this checklist to jumpstart your projects. Taking these steps will help ensure that you are ahead at the 15% completion point. Your best days are ahead.
Question: What would you add as the 10th way to jumpstart a new project?
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