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The Dramatic Secret to Completing an Overwhelming Project–Fast


We have worked with the Abbey Theatre in Ireland and I have been backstage a number of times. And, I am also an infrequent but big-time lover of watching just about any Broadway play.

I thought this great article in Inc. by Kevin Daum, The Dramatic Secret to Completing an Overwhelming Project–Fast was superb. In essence, an eight-step completion process theatre pros have used, as he says, for thousands of years.

Here are the steps. Read the supporting text.

    1. Strip away the unnecessary.
    2. Plan slowly to move quickly.
    3. Grab the right team.
    4. Make a clear division of labor.
    5. Have brief but regular check-ins.
    6. Make use of elves.
    7. Build in time for testing.
    8. Accept what is good enough.