Your new project is scary – though isolated and contained, the timeline ridiculous, the deadline immediate. The team is understandably nervous. What’s the easiest way to success?
Institute French Hours – or what we’ve (until now) called a Sprint.
Here are the 4 rules of French Hours:
- You can’t do it all the time.
- Every person must want to do it, and there must be an alternative job if anyone chooses not to.
- Everyone on the team has to be reminded of the uniqueness of the situation (and the team) on a regular basis.
- You have to stop.Â¬â€ All at once.
These rules are carved in stone. If you’ve been through one – you know that. If you haven’t, I’d highly recommend it – the speed, the straight-forward deadline – they’re refreshing projects. Just keep the 4 rules in mind.
Go pick up the August 2004 Fast Company and get the full story.