lot of people have been asking me about how to make our Getting Real
process work with client work. Here are some tips some of which may
be uncomfortable. This pick-two process also applies to your own
First, you have to hire the right clients.
Dont discount this step as too obvious (or impossible) its a
critical first step. If you are working with the wrong people 1. you
wont be happy, and 2. they wont be happy. Misery loves company, but
it doesnt love great results.
Next, you need to tell your client
to pick two. Weve all heard Pick two: good, fast, or cheap. Dealing
with client projects is no different. Your client needs to pick two:
fixed scope, fixed timeframe, or fixed budget. Having all three is a
myth. Pick three and youll end up with a lot of unsatisified people
and subpar results. [Signal vs. Noise]