We enjoyed reading this article published by an infrastructure engineer from Quora, Angela Zhang. It presents project phases, focusing on the right way to do project scoping, in a realistic and efficient manner.
As we enable teams to deliver products to market faster, efficiency is key. We facilitate delivery in multiple markets without having to incur the costs and time delays in ramping up permanent organizations. Subsequently, have learned hands-on how to speed up the R&D process and reduce time to revenue, as well as reduce burn rate. Indeed, developing a realistic and revised version of the project plan is important.
The article we recommend talks about a few best practices in the field. It is concise and it provides a good insight view. To quote just a couple of paragraphs:
De-risk the project as soon as possible. Two common ways of de-risking a project include (1) working on the riskiest parts upfront, and (2) prototyping the riskiest parts using dummy data and/or scaffolding. Whenever a new open-source system or external service is used, that usually represents a big risk.
Define measurable milestones to get to the project goal. Schedule each with a specific calendar date representing when you expect this milestone to be reached. Then, establish some sort of external accountability on these milestones by, for example, committing them to your manager and setting up milestone checkins.
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