The Dramatic Secret to Completing an Overwhelming Project–Fast
Got a massive project with a short deadline? Here’s an eight step completion process theatre pros have used for thousands of years.
Recently, I landed an extremely large 30-day project from a client that would normally take 3–4 months to prepare and complete. The company had good financial resources but were short of people knowledgeable in this particular process. Normally I would push back on the timeline and some of my colleagues actually did. But the reasoning for a fast completion was compelling. Plus the compensation for getting it done on time was rewarding, so I took it on.
1.Strip away the unnecessary.
2. Plan slowly to move quickly.
3.Grab the right team.
4. Make a clear division of labor.
5. Have brief but regular check-ins.
6. Make use of elves.
7. Build in time for testing.
8. Accept what is good enough.