The Project From Hell - And How To Handle It (PHPAmersfoort May 2017)

The Project From Hell - And How To Handle It (PHPAmersfoort May 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

May 09, 2017
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  2. Project from hell And how to handle it PHPAmersfoort May

    9th, 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/37824
  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

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  14. Project 1 Lessons learned

  15. Project 1 Lessons learned » Take learning curve into account

  16. Project 1 Lessons learned » Take learning curve into account

    » Make sure you have full specs
  17. Project 1 Lessons learned » Take learning curve into account

    » Make sure you have full specs » Avoid deadlines
  18. Project 2

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  21. Project 2 Lessons learned

  22. Project 2 Lessons learned » Take the learning curve into

    account
  23. Project 2 Lessons learned » Take the learning curve into

    account » Get clear specifications
  24. Project 3

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  27. Project 3 Lessons learned

  28. Project 3 Lessons learned » Go beyond PHP

  29. Project 3 Lessons learned » Go beyond PHP » Specifications!

    Specifications! Specifications!
  30. Project 4

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  32. Project 4 Lessons learned

  33. Project 4 Lessons learned » Try to stay out of

    politics
  34. Project 4 Lessons learned » Try to stay out of

    politics » If you get caught up, stay objective
  35. Project 5

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  37. Project 5 Lessons learned

  38. Project 5 Lessons learned » Did I mention specs yet?

  39. Project 5 Lessons learned » Did I mention specs yet?

    » Think business
  40. Project 5 Lessons learned » Did I mention specs yet?

    » Think business » Focus on customer needs, not customer wants
  41. Project 6

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  45. Project 6 Lessons learned

  46. Project 6 Lessons learned » Ensure projects are within your

    accepted travel reach
  47. Project 6 Lessons learned » Ensure projects are within your

    accepted travel reach » Get all agreements with customers on paper and signed
  48. Project 6 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 https://leftontheweb.com/ https://joind.in/talk/37824

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