The Project From Hell - And How To Handle It (PHP NorthWest 2017)

The Project From Hell - And How To Handle It (PHP NorthWest 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

September 30, 2017
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  2. I'm NOT Andrew Moore Sorry for that

  3. Project from hell And how to handle it PHPNW17 September

    30, 2017 @skoop
  4. Disclaimer I am not bashing here

  5. Disclaimer I am not bashing here — It's about the

    lessons learned
  6. Who has also had a project from hell?

  7. Project 1: Ge!ing up to speed

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

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

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

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

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

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  17. Project 2: Never went into production Lessons learned

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    projects are within your accepted travel reach
  43. 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
  44. 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)
  45. More projects?

  46. Questions?

  47. Thank you @skoop h!ps://le"ontheweb.com/ h!ps://joind.in/talk/0d9d0

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