The road goes on forever and the party never ends.
Start with the end in sight – it's such a basic observation that
Once you have a goal, a whole host of possibilities opens up – you can start to play with some of the parameters surrounding it (what do we need to do to improve profit by 15% next year? What are the fixed constraints and which are malleable?). How does the iron triangle of cost, time and quality start factoring in? Do all of the employees understand the goal and how they can support it? There's a story that we like to tell, definitely apocryphal, probably untrue, but given the truth or the legend, print the legend. During a visit to
Sometimes the simplest advice is the most pertinent – we like to ask one question and make one observation: "What does 'done' look like to you?" and "before you get in, know how to get out". What's your answer?
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