WILY: Fyre, The Project That Never Happened

WILY:  Fyre, The Project That Never Happened

In yesterday’s PM Minute, I talked about my morbid fascination with the failed Fyre Music Festival and the documentaries that recently hit Netflix and Hulu.  Particularly, Netflix’s Fyre:  The Party That Never Happened.  The Hulu movie is a good watch but seems to be more of a study of Billy McFarland.  The Netflix version, however, spends   a lot of time examining the genesis of the show and the effort to pull it off.

WILY: Invite the Customer to Your Project Team

WILY:  Invite the Customer to Your Project Team

All of that is a great example of why you should think about, and involve as much as possible, the user while building your solution and completing your project.  Of course you won’t have a customer on your project team.  But, always try to have someone on the team who is relentlessly focused on the user experience and heavily involved in review and testing.  You’ll save your customer from a bunch of pop-ups, reboots, and do-overs.

WILY: Working Remote with Family Home

WILY: Working Remote with Family Home

The idea for today’s PM Minute comes from the convergence of unique circumstances at my house.  First, today is the Martin Luther King holiday and everyone – from our college-age son down to the grade schooler is home.  Second, there was a substantial snow storm over the weekend so it’s unlikely that anyone will leave the house.  Finally, I’m working from home today and am grounded at home due to the same storm.

WILY: Sometimes The Best Strategy is to Relax and Accept the Risk

WILY: Sometimes The Best Strategy is to Relax and Accept the Risk

Finally, you can decide to simply enjoy the experience and accept the risk as part of trying something new. That’s where we found ourselves Friday night. My wife and I already ate lunch at the Sugar Bowl during Christmas vacation so we knew that the food was great and that everyone in the family would find something they liked on the menu of burgers, sandwiches, and ice cream.