If there’s one thing we hate in our jobs, it’s having projects that are too complex and difficult for us to complete. It’s not fun trying to figure out all the steps involved with the project and how you can help out. When we have projects with the following characteristics, we usually end up stalling on work while we figure out what it is that needs to be done.
- Lots of Steps Involved
If there are a lot of steps involved in your project, it’s going to take us longer to complete them. This is because we have to deal with each step individually, and also because we’re not clear on how they relate to the whole project. We can’t just dive right into the work if we don’t know what the steps are either. If you want projects done quickly, make sure they aren’t overly complex or have a lot of steps.
- Time-Consuming Steps
If some of the steps in our project require a lot of time, then by default the project will take a long time as well. This is because we can only work so fast, and if some of the steps are lengthy, then we’ll be occupied with those for a long time. As soon as you realize that certain parts of your projects will take more than an hour or two to complete, you should probably split them up into smaller tasks and give each task its own timeline. That way the overall project won’t take so long and be so complex.
- Ineffective Steps
If some of the steps in our project are ineffective, then it’s going to take us longer to complete them because they won’t be nearly as effective at getting the job done. This is because we’ll have to spend time completing them, but when we’re done with them, it won’t feel like we’ve made a lot of progress towards completing the project. If you want your projects to be completed quickly and effectively, make sure that none of the steps are ineffective in any way.
- Too Many People Involved
We hate having projects that involve too many people, especially if they are freelancers or contractors who work for another company or organization. This is because each person brings their own ideas and opinions into the mix about how things should be done, which can create a lot more work on our part since we have to try and accommodate everyone’s requests and ideas. As soon as you realize that a certain project involves too many people for one freelancer or contractor to handle alone, try splitting up the tasks among multiple freelancers or contractors so that everyone has their own role in completing it. That way no one will complain about doing too much work or having their ideas ignored by others.
- Project Management Mistakes
If there are mistakes involved with the project management, it’s going to end up taking longer to complete because we have to go back and correct those mistakes. This is because our work won’t be as effective when we’re not clear on certain details or steps for the project, so we’ll have to revisit them over and over again in order to complete them correctly. If you want your projects completed quickly, make sure there aren’t any mistakes involved with the project management.