All of us have been in these situations, where we have fought for a challenging project to be assigned to us. Now, we have it for ourselves. Hmm. Now what? How do we start? It slowly sinks into you that it is indeed a very challenging project, for a short time line. Some of us start feeling jittery even.
Lifedev.net has a great writeup, for just this sort of situation. Read on here.
The essence of the article is:
- Start small
- Make small timelines
- Frequently review the details
- Don’t sweat the details… yet.
- Think outside the box
- Think INSIDE the box
- Ask advice
Each one of these bullets is important – ones that we often tend to ignore in high-pressure situations.