The Toolkit – Part 1: Foundations (12) – core activities

This post is part of the working draft of the DriverlessCrocodile Toolkit (read more here). I’d love comments, links to resources related to the theme, and original contributions. Once your vision and mission are clear, you can start to think about the more specific set of “hows” that explain your main strategy for achieving your mission. For now, I’m calling…

Spec-ulation

If you’re asking someone to do something for you, an appropriate spec goes a long way. A good spec saves everyone time and effort* and demonstrates that you value the work and other people’s time and energy. You might include answers to the following questions: Big picture, what needs to happen? Why is it important – what will doing this…

Show me the money

Love it or loathe it, you’ve got to know where the money’s going to come from, and where it all goes. Get it right from the start – it’s essential to the health and credibility of your project or organisation. It also works like an extra sense, helping you spot trends, opportunities and issues earlier than you might have otherwise.…

Your role (1)

If you’re leading an organisation or a team, a big part of your job is to help others to do┬átheir┬ájobs. The reference escapes me, but I’m pretty sure Peter Drucker used the phrase “to make the work meaningful and the worker effective.” Making work meaningful is about vision. It means making sure people understand why what they do is important.…