The Project From Hell - And How To Handle It (PHPUGMRN June 2017)

The Project From Hell - And How To Handle It (PHPUGMRN June 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 16, 2017
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  2. Project from hell And how to handle it PHPUGMRN June

    16, 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/0e21b
  7. Disclaimer 2 I am not bashing here

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

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

  10. Project 1: Ge!ing up to speed

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

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

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

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

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

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  20. Project 2: Never went into production Lessons learned

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    projects are within your accepted travel reach
  46. 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
  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 — Be prepared to work with people you don't like (or have an exit)
  48. More projects?

  49. Questions?

  50. Thank you @skoop h!ps://le"ontheweb.com/ h!ps://joind.in/talk/0e21b

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