12. May, 2020

Have some delay ...

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The lockdown relief is proceeding and the stories become more crazy every day. Yesterday we did get the guidelines from our Sport community, how to use the fitness center area in the current times, with social distancing and all the sanitary rules. After reading the 2 page explanation and the registration form, you have no desire to do sport anymore under these circumstances. You must have already changed your clothes when you arrive, showers and toilets are closed, no sports bags allowed, one way corridors, etc. There must be easier ways to burn some calories?

"Cost of Delay is the golden key that unlocks many doors. It has an astonishing power to totally transform the mind-set of a development organisation.” -- Donald G. Reinertsen http://reinertsenassociates.com/about/ 

During two meetings today we covered the topic of proper priority setting of my project in comparison to others. You often have the must do, strategic, just got approved, already running for a long time, we lose a lot of revenue without it projects. All battling for time, money and resources - whoever shouts the loudest wins. One of the colleagues, I appreciate her mindset, fresh perspective and customer centric/driven way of doing things a lot, came up with the idea to bring the Cost of Delay concept into the discussion. Which project becomes the most expensive over time, when you not do it now? Interesting question and concept, with a lot of supporting material:

"Some of our important choices have a time line. If we delay a decision, the opportunity is gone forever. Sometimes our doubts keep us from making a choice that involves change. Thus an opportunity may be missed." -- James E. Faust, American - Clergyman July 31, 1920 - August 10, 2007, https://historyofmormonism.com/2008/07/08/james_e_faust/