Cowshed Projects - Better projects and profit from flexible project management
I've not been to the dentist for a while, its lockdown and I cant get my routine check. My teeth don't feel quite as clean as they could, I do clean them twice a day, floss and use mouth wash. Just in case we see each other, my breath is OK!!
My teeth are very important to me ... they help me eat ... I'm quite attached to them and them to me!... in my teens I had quite a lot of work to straighten them, get them right. But I know I can to a certain degree look after them and when I get a check up, there maybe advice how I should look after them better, to prevent things getting bad. If I have an issue the dentist steps up and does more intensive treatment. Then lets me get on with it.
I do look after my teeth as best I can, to get the best out of my teeth I need to get regular check ups, just to make sure things are OK, and if they're not, the dentist can step in before it gets to late. The more I see the dentist, the greater the chance of problems being caught early. So I see him at regular intervals, on his advice, he's the expert, but not obsessively that I can't afford to feed the kids!!
This is how I see project management for the smaller company.
Projects are very important to you, they're your companies life blood, you're attached to them, but you don't need, want or afford to constantly check up on them! You can brush them yourself! Until they go bad. Then its to late.
If you don't review your projects at certain intervals, they'll more likely rot or tarnish and not be as good as they can be. If you wait till the end they've fallen out .... so what's the point!!
The idea is, to get the best out of your projects, don't take them for granted and carry on regardless of what they need. Don't assume that they'll be the same, take them to the dentist. Get them reviewed as you go and make sure you're doing the best for them you can.
I'd love to hear your views, experiences and comments and if you're interested in finding out more, drop me a line.
Thanks for reading
Hi I'm Simon. I've worked in projects for a while now, either management or design. I love projects but they're frustrating. Hope some of this help you.