Get your project going

Sometimes you just need to start a project.   In a firm run by committee you may find yourself stuck in a legal version of red tape.  Don’t fight it.  Consider two ways to get going:

Get an early win.   Define what you want to do in concrete terms.  Identify the first win that will lead to others – and prove the worth of what you want to do.

Use what you’ve got.   Use the people you know, the budget you have, and the resources you can muster. Once you’ve got some momentum it will be easier to garner support.

Secure only what you need for the next step. Don’t try to get everyone on board. Just ask for permission to take the next action. Some people will want to know the end goal, but get the least amount of commitment you need to push the project forward.

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Coach DougGet your project going