You want to have a successful project, but you aren't sure of what you need to do. That's fine—it's normal to be nervous! Just remember these four key points and you'll be well on your way to a great project experience.
1. Identify the problem to solve
From the start of the project, candidate(s) should clearly understand what they are trying to achieve at the end of the project—and you should understand that, too! A powerful project description should have:
- A problem statement;
- Current practices;
- Suggested solutions (if any); and
- An ideal outcome.
QLC.io provides each project with a communication channel to start off with: Slack; however, we encourage our users to find a communication platform that everyone involved in the project is comfortable with, whether it's Whatsapp, WeChat, or Skype.
Whatever platform your project ends up using, make sure everyone has easy access to it and is able to check it on a daily basis.
3. Constructive criticism and consistent, regular feedback
Identify mistakes, provide actionable suggestions, and celebrate victories no matter how small. Your candidates are eager to learn from your experience, so be sure to share your knowledge with them.
4. Prepare early for the project
Six weeks is a short time. It's good to prepare yourself for the project to speed up the initial phase and give your project a head start.
We recommend the following:
- Fill up the Introduction Deck;
- Prepare documents in advance; and
- Check that your project description is accurate.