I’ve been reading this book by Scott Berkin on and off now for a few months. I tend to take my time with books and rather than burning through a book in a few hours I like to read a few chapters, put the book down, get a coffee and sit somewhere quite and think about what I’ve read and how it can be of use to me.
This book, even thou I haven’t finished reading it, has been the topic of a few conversations in the office and was one of the major motivators for me, along with Getting Shit Done by Niall Harbison, to bring in no rules working from home for all our staff and changing our company structure to a flat system where everyone has a client to manage and there’s no middle management.
These changes have our team communicating and sharing information on a level that we couldn’t have forced them to do.
In the book Scott talks about the seven steps of general work flow that take place at Automattic.
Pick a problem
Launch announcement and support page
Consider the best data
Get to work
I think these steps can be used as a guide to any project and would be a good structure for young startups that might not have any previous project management experience.
Now time to pack up the caravan and head off to our new location to continue our remote working, goodbye Southerness hello Silloth. Long may the good weather continue