The essence of project management
Plans are nothing; planning is everything.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
The obvious response to this is “the enemy of good is great”. Or in other words – we spent two weeks planning and now we are two weeks behind. Planning is always a trade-off. And different industries need to use different timelines. You cannot slap hardware together; the physicality means you don’t get a second chance to fix it. Software though… always has a second chance. And third. And most importantly at the beginning you often don’t really know what you need anyway.
But at a minimum *always* spend some time sketching out a plan. Start with the requirements (do you know what those are? If not… uh oh).
Note: this post was stuck in my Drafts folder since 2013. Amazing how that happens. Also amazing that I still agree with myself 5 years later.
Podio Threatens To Replace All Your Project Management Tools
Project management software is essentially in the same place it was ten years ago. When pushed most people use an Excel spreadsheet (probably after trying Google Docs and realizing it’s not quite there yet). The world is crying out for something better. Is it Podio?