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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    Disclaimer This is a brand new talk » I need

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

    feedback! » Feel free to ask questions » https://joind.in/talk/37824
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    Project 1 Lessons learned » Take learning curve into account

    » Make sure you have full specs » Avoid deadlines
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    Project 2 Lessons learned » Take the learning curve into

    account » Get clear specifications
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    Project 4 Lessons learned » Try to stay out of

    politics » If you get caught up, stay objective
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    Project 5 Lessons learned » Did I mention specs yet?

    » Think business » Focus on customer needs, not customer wants
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    Project 6 Lessons learned » Ensure projects are within your

    accepted travel reach » Get all agreements with customers on paper and signed
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    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)
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