The Project From Hell - And How To Handle It (DeventerPHP, 2017)

The Project From Hell - And How To Handle It (DeventerPHP, 2017)

Not all projects are created equal. Next to those awesome projects where everything is perfect, including the end product you deliver to the client, there's also the projects you hate and wished you'd never taken on. During this talk, I'll tell you about some of the projects I've been on that were all but perfect and how I handled them, or should've handled them.

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Stefan Koopmanschap

June 01, 2017
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  2. Project from hell And how to handle it DeventerPHP June

    1st, 2017 @skoop
  3. Disclaimer This is a brand new talk

  4. Disclaimer This is a brand new talk — I need

    feedback!
  5. Disclaimer This is a brand new talk — I need

    feedback! — Feel free to ask questions
  6. Disclaimer This is a brand new talk — I need

    feedback! — Feel free to ask questions — https://joind.in/talk/fd07d
  7. Disclaimer 2 I am not bashing here

  8. Disclaimer 2 I am not bashing here — It's about

    the lessons learned
  9. Structure

  10. Who has also had a project from hell?

  11. Project 1: Ge!ing up to speed

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  14. Project 1: Ge!ing up to speed Lessons learned

  15. Project 1: Ge!ing up to speed Lessons learned — Take

    learning curve into account
  16. Project 1: Ge!ing up to speed Lessons learned — Take

    learning curve into account — Make sure you have full specs
  17. Project 1: Ge!ing up to speed Lessons learned — Take

    learning curve into account — Make sure you have full specs — Avoid deadlines
  18. Project 2: Never went into production

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  21. Project 2: Never went into production Lessons learned

  22. Project 2: Never went into production Lessons learned — Take

    the learning curve into account
  23. Project 2: Never went into production Lessons learned — Take

    the learning curve into account — Get clear specifications
  24. Project 3: Why doesn't it work?

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  27. Project 3: Why doesn't it work? Lessons learned

  28. Project 3: Why doesn't it work? Lessons learned — Go

    beyond PHP
  29. Project 3: Why doesn't it work? Lessons learned — Go

    beyond PHP — Specifications! Specifications! Specifications!
  30. Project 4: What am I here for?

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  32. Project 4: What am I here for? Lessons learned

  33. Project 4: What am I here for? Lessons learned —

    Try to stay out of politics
  34. Project 4: What am I here for? Lessons learned —

    Try to stay out of politics — If you get caught up, stay objective
  35. Project 5: Of course I'll help you

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  37. Project 5: Of course I'll help you Lessons learned

  38. Project 5: Of course I'll help you Lessons learned —

    Did I mention specs yet?
  39. Project 5: Of course I'll help you Lessons learned —

    Did I mention specs yet? — Think business
  40. Project 5: Of course I'll help you Lessons learned —

    Did I mention specs yet? — Think business — Focus on customer needs, not customer wants
  41. Project 6: Let's work together again!

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  45. Project 6: Let's work together again! Lessons learned

  46. Project 6: Let's work together again! Lessons learned — Ensure

    projects are within your accepted travel reach
  47. Project 6: Let's work together again! Lessons learned — Ensure

    projects are within your accepted travel reach — Get all agreements with customers on paper and signed
  48. Project 6: Let's work together again! Lessons learned — Ensure

    projects are within your accepted travel reach — Get all agreements with customers on paper and signed — Be prepared to work with people you don't like (or have an exit)
  49. More projects?

  50. Questions?

  51. Thank you @skoop h!ps://le"ontheweb.com/ h!ps://joind.in/talk/fd07d

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