Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Thinking Time

This project is not like switching on a light and producing instant results. We'll have to get information and think about it. Once that is done, we'll probably need some more information, perhaps just a little, and then we'll think some more. It would be easy to spout off some quick answers but unless this is a real emergency, we'd better take time.

There will be brainstorming sessions, drafts, and redrafts. Along the way, we'll be getting reactions from the client - and there will be moments when part of the job, if we do it right, will involve staring at the ceiling or out the window and trying to think things through.

There is no other way around it.

1 comment:

Bob said...

When providing estimates often people put you on the spot for a "rough" or "ball park" estimate. The problem is if you provide one and after you have worked out the cost, you are substantially lower or higher it then creates a perception of your skill and experience. It's best to resist the pressure, take your time and put in the thought before you open your mouth.