Can you save your CRM project?

Updated: Nov 6


Before enlightenment, chop wood and carry water; after enlightenment, chop wood and carry water. — Zen proverb


We are all familiar with some version of less resources, time and skill challenge on our projects


I have learned the hard way that process matters more than milestones


Once I got that in my head, failure felt different - and the rate of success improved considerably


3 tips that were intrinsic part of the process

- Ask developers to explain the requirement that they were building for


- Shorter, more in-person and more frequent touchpoint to avoid any wastage


- Work on only one thing at a time - till it is completed


These are simple but hard to follow rules


The act of doing - Of chopping wood and carrying water - or writing code, debugging and deploying - is the same


Its the mental focus of the act, and the quality of output that changes dramatically when we have a process


I still struggle to do these on an hourly basis


The temptation to move faster and do more things is very difficult to get over


But I am trying :)


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