8 questions to kickstart a project

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8 questions to kickstart a project

  1. 1. 8  quesons  to  kickstart  a  project   Copyright  Joan  Cortés  2012  
  2. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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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