Project Checklist Time

Ask anyone who knows me, and you’ll hear that I am a very analytical person who asks a lot of questions. I have always believed in the value of questions. It is the only way you can have your thoughts and plans challenged. You should be able to defend your position, and if you can’t, then it is worth exploring how to improve it.

There are many tried and true devices out there for ensuring you are on the right path – SWAT analysis, pro/con lists, plus/minuses, focus groups, etc. All of these have their own place in assessing the direction of a project, campaign or decision.

Regardless of the tool your organization uses, I wanted to offer several universal questions that can be used at any time of a project. Sometimes, it is good to push pause and get a temperature check. A few questions that I use with my work team include:

This is not an exhaustive list. If you have your own, please feel free to share in the comments. But, the great thing about this variety is that it does address strengths, weaknesses, goals, challenges and expectations. These are all essential in any execution.