Some day, somewhere in the net there was iBlog. It was about everything and nothing. A few persons was reading it, some of them maybe even liked it. But I am not interested in writing about myself anymore. This blog will be about Project Management. Less personal, but in fact it will be my personal tool: to not forget what I have learnt. And what I ll learn in future.
poniedziałek, 24 listopada 2008

I've just deployed my first not-so-small project.

It's time for some lessons I have learnt for the last half of the year

Partnership, trust and long term cooperation

What would you expect when a software house sells its software to its long-time customer?

I would expect the following: the software is really good, and there is a trust relationship between the companies.It's doesn't need to be always true, even when you try hard. Believe me or not.

Stakeholders communication is the most important thing

I always knew that, but in the pace of the project I tend to forget it. Communication always returns. Communicating issue early is easier and less painful. Asking about possible issue is always better than not asking.

But it's impossible (at least: for me) to ask all proper questions, foresee all the possible issues and remember about all the things you have to talk about. Should I accept that sometimes I fail to communicate something, or rather should I improve myself (how?) to make me more fail-proof?

Good software is not everything

If your customer is unhappy using your software than you have to be perfect. Once he/she like it, he/she'll forgive you everything. 

Solution: make a nice, usable, beloved pieces of software. Nobody likes perfect, but hard to use and not jazzy software.