Assigned to a team that was over staffed, under utilized and without clear direction, Jeff and his peers struggled with productivity on a $1 million project. Things turned around when he decomposed the 100 page requirements document into a list of measurable tasks and reduced the team size. Jeff convinced the stakeholders to trim the project from 25 different people across many roles to 4 team members: two full stack software developers, one data analyst and one business analyst / subject matter expert.
Jeff Maxwell is an application architect with experience in Fortune 100 corporations, a longtime software developer and lifelong Oklahoma State Cowboy alumnus.
- Look for ways to accomplish more with less
- Don’t build the team until you know what you’re trying to accomplish
- Start small and find a process that works
- Decompose large requirements into small discrete tasks to measure and track
- Book time on your own calendar for your own tasks