How It’s Made
I feel like in that Discovery Channel show and explaining the receipe of my project :D
-Having the raw idea (because you'd never know)
Have a general idea about the thing that you want to create, and let it free. Because you’d never know, maybe it will turn into something nicer and greater. It is good to have a basic idea but you should always be open-minded to any other developments.
With the general tools in your hand, make the primarily risk assessment as first step. You will have nice project guideline in your hand which is given by KANE. Fill up that form and reply all questions patiently and honestly. As much as you reply, you will see wrongs parts, mistakes and impossible ones in your ideas. So you will have good chance to eliminate them before taking the first action.
A good risk assessment will protect you from failures and wasting your time
-Brainstorming (first, go to people whom you trust most)
Sharing is caring. Go to people whom you trust first. They don’t need to be your best friends or closest ones around you. If you know them that they will be useful and most importantly if you believe that they are dependable, just go and share your ideas. Clever people will boost your imagination and help you to grow your “raw material” in your mind.
-Review (where is it going, is it still going as the way you want?)
Don’t get lost!
At some point you will see that you have been pulled from one idea to another and you will loose your way.
Stop the car for a while and as yourself: What you exactly want to do? Don’t get lost in your enhanced environment.
Review all materials and ideas you collected and take the best of them. You don’t need to use all.
Less is more my friend!
Build your project only with best bricks. You don’t need to do everything. Just proceed with the qualified people and ideas.
-Go to beneficial people whom can “really” contribute
Now on this stage, you actually have to DRAW THE LIMITS. After this point, try not to change something. Once you start changing it little by little, in the end it will turn into something horrible (or better, I am not sure :D) In my case, I found over 15 stories, each of them were really good. However, I’d known my limits. If I had tried to make all of them, other ones couldn’t be that. Because I would distribute my precious time on many things, which can cause low quality on each case. Focusing increases quality. Again, DRAW YOUR OWN LIMITS.
-Review (satisfied with the direction?)
Be sure that, things will change on the way. Only important thing is, whether it is going as the way you'd like or uncontrollably to another direction, which make you lost and failed in the end. It would be good if you had a backup plan for each case. However, if you have time limitation like me, and if it is irreversible, just withdraw it and don’t look back.
Don’t let things distract you or decrease your motivation.
Keep in mind, one door closes and another opens.
Even sometimes closed doors are better, leave them like that…
Risk assessments are essential. After every touch, it is something you have to do. Risk assessments clear your path and lead you good direction. Always be honest to yourself and ask what are the risks for each action you plan.
-Create last boundaries (so, things won't mess up with another)
It is the time to draw the bold line. Erase the sketches and dashes around. It is a stage to see the picture clearly. You have to start imagining the final of the project. Does it look nice to you?
-Backup plan for final arrangement
Always keep your mood positive.
However, also keep your demon on your left shoulder whispering you “something will go baaaaadd, very baaaadd”.
Be like a cube A^3
This attitude will always sustain you Aware, Awake and Alert.
Your back-up plan will be safe inside that cube!
When you will ready, start taking action!
Put your deadline and divide steps one by one until this deadline.
For example, I divided my process into 5 weeks:
*Primer talks with the people
*Collecting the stories
*Arrange meetings and create the stories
*Finalize the videos and brochures
*Last week, just review and relax, fix the problems if I have
-Create chart and list the items (that you need to achieve within certain time periods)
Create a chart with the key points of your project. Define them only with one word, as a reminder.
Keep this chart with you at all times, and scratch them as you finish one by one. This action also will boost your motivation and your mood.
Check it regularly if you are still on track!
-If you are ahead of schedule,
It is ok…..
You can look …………….ahead and proceed
A personal opinion:
-Do it yourself, or delegate only people you are "certain" that they are capable.
You don't need to work with people you "like" but you have to work with only responsible ones.
With good people, everything will be juuuuuuust fine!
Aaaaand, that was Ruya's last post on our blog! She left Kalamata, she's back in Turkey! You know we love you and we miss you alot! :)