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8 questions to kickstart a project
8 questions to kickstart a project
8 questions to kickstart a project
8 questions to kickstart a project
8 questions to kickstart a project
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8 questions to kickstart a project
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  • 1. 8  quesons  to  kickstart  a  project   Copyright  Joan  Cortés  2012  
  • 2. One  •  What  is  the  scenario  we  envision  in  3  months?  •  And  in  9  months?  Deliverables  expected  Distance  to  market  Decisions  made  People  onboard  …  
  • 3. Two  •  Who  do  we  need  in  the  starng  team?  Profiles  needed  Roles  they  will  play  Dedica@on  needed  from  each  of  them  The  star@ng  OBS  (org  breakdown  structure)  Accountability:  who  and  to  who?  Names?  This  will  be  the  Managing  Board  of  the  project  
  • 4. Three  •  What  is  the  deal  with  the  main  organizaon?  Expecta@ons  from  both  sides  Who  will  have  a  say?  When?  How?  This  will  be  the  Execu@ve  Board  of  the  project  
  • 5. Four  •  What  is  the  acvity  tree?  Detail  all  the  ac@vi@es  that  the  business  will   need  (not  the  ac@on  plan,  but  the  actual   opera@ng  ones)  Cross  the  team  with  the  ac@vites  to  obtain  a   WBS,  work  breakdown  structure.  
  • 6. Five  •  What  resource  do  we  need  right  now?  Think  of  spaces,  furniture,  machines,  money  to   spend,  etc.  Who  will  provide  them  and  in  exchange  for   what?  Always  try  bootstrapping,  be  mean.  
  • 7. Six  •  What  knowledge  do  we  need  to  borrow?  •  What  knowledge  do  we  need  to  forget?  All  par@cipants  need  to  take  this  into  considera@on  Find  the  right  point  of  balance.  
  • 8. Seven  •  How  much  money  do  we  need  unl  the  next   milestone/decision  point?  Expenses,  investments,  etc.  Remember  you  don’t  have  the  right  to  money.   You  must  fight  for  every  cent.  
  • 9. Eight  •  What  are  the  risks?  Name  Probability  Impact  if  they  take  place  Preven@on  Cure  How  to  assess  them  constantly  

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