You may have noticed that I’ve been traveling over the past few months. I wanted to use these trips as an opportunity to experiment with different content formats and tools. Let me know what you think. Thanks.
(Transcript – via Temi (not an affiliate link). Where Wendy learns she says “so” a lot.)
Greetings from Niagara Falls. I wanted to take this opportunity to talk a little bit about waterfall projects and what better way to talk about waterfall projects and the at a waterfall. I’m currently at Niagara Falls State Park in New York, the New York side of the waterfalls. This is one of the most famous waterfalls in America. It’s also the oldest state park. I’m going to go ahead and turn this around so you can get a better look at this.
I wanted to show you a part of Niagara Falls and most people don’t see pictures and that’s the lead-up. I don’t know if this is familiar to any of you, but this area here reminds me an awful lot of the lead up to projects. My background is as a trainer and so oftentimes the lead up to the project to me looks an awful lot like this because it’s at the point where the project manager has realized that they actually have to release this to other human beings and so we wind up doing a little bit of white water rafting.
If you look at that as white water rafting and then you’ve got that slight little bit of breather before again, go over the big falls. I think this is something that we don’t really pay much attention to. Again, in our project planning of where all the checklists and all the last minute stuff and all of the things that suddenly don’t work after we make one little tweak occurs, but there’s still always that big drop at the end that we need to pay attention to. Something to consider. I hope this helps.