Things you need to know when starting a project

Sometimes there’s a rush to get a project started. To spare yourself future trouble here’s a checklist of things you need to have before starting any work.

  1. You need to have been issued a purchase order.
  2. You need to have been given a Scope of Work describing the thing you are to be building.
  3. You need to have agreed to the timelines, estimates and deliverables described in the Scope of Work. If there are any ambiguities in any of the wording they need to be resolved before you start.
  4. You need to have a clear picture of which stats need to be collected for the project and how those are to be stored to enable the people wanting access to those stats do the type of analysis they need to do. This differs per project so make sure you take the time to do this properly.