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How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time!
 

Large projects can be daunting!
Here are some tips to help you deal with them…

our THOUGHTS
 

Many large, complicated projects find their way to illuminArt. We take pride in creating solutionsTM for our clients whether it's a small project or a very large one!

The question is, when faced with a large project, a lot of data, system issues… how do you start?

Regardless of your field of expertise here are some common tactics that we have found to be very helpful:
 
30,000 Feet: Start your approach from a high level for your first pass. As you refine your sessions you can “fly” closer & closer to the subject matter. Don’t try to solve it all at once or you will crash & burn! 30,000 Feet: Start your approach from a high level for your first pass. As you refine your sessions you can “fly” closer & closer to the subject matter. Don’t try to solve it all at once or you will crash & burn!
   
One Bite at a Time: The first thing to do is to break the large project down. All projects are really many smaller projects tied together. This will help to understand how to deal with it. One Bite at a Time: The first thing to do is to break the large project down. All projects are really many smaller projects tied together. This will help to understand how to deal with it.
   
Write it Down: This helps to make it tactile - write it, draw it, sketch it! The act of writing makes it seem “real” which in turn makes it tangible and easier to understand. Write it Down: This helps to make it tactile - write it, draw it, sketch it! The act of writing makes it seem “real” which in turn makes it tangible and easier to understand.
   
Talk it Out: Make sure to discuss your thoughts, concerns, ideas with others. Discuss with people on the project and innocent bystanders (unless there are confidentiality issues) – as they sometimes have the best perspective by being on the outside. Talk it Out: Make sure to discuss your thoughts, concerns, ideas with others. Discuss with people on the project and innocent bystanders (unless there are confidentiality issues) – as they sometimes have the best perspective by being on the outside.
   
Huzzah!: Look for the “Huzzah Moments” – the exciting points of clarity that aid in understanding the project. Recognize them, celebrate them, document them and connect them all together to see the true path! Huzzah!: Look for the “Huzzah Moments” – the exciting points of clarity that aid in understanding the project. Recognize them, celebrate them, document them and connect them all together to see the true path!

Contact us today if you would like help with your tactics!

 
big PROJECTS
 

A short list of some really BIG projects!

Chunnel Tunnel – 50 kilometres long (37 under water!) that took 13,000 engineers, technicians & workers to build at a cost of approx. 15 billion dollars!

Burj Dubai – Over 800 metres / 162 floors tall! Approx. 22,000,000 man hours to build – it has 57 elevators!

International Space Station – Built in a partnership with 15 countries at an estimated cost of 35 to 160 billion dollars!

 

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Buzzwords - fashionable terms frequently used in business to impress instead of explain!
BandwidthBandwidth: refers to the amount of information or data a transmission line carries.

POTSPOTS: short form for standard phone system - Plain Old Telephone Service.

SharewareShareware: usually associated with obtaining software online where you are asked to submit a small financial donation - an honour system service.

Win / WinWin / Win: a situation where all parties involved receive some level of benefit.

Top 7 Recognized Logos

1. Golden Arches - McDonalds
     Over 99 billion served
 

2. Swoosh - Nike
     Check it off the list
 

3. Flying Window – Microsoft
     Every PC since ‘95
 

4. Silver Apple – Apple
     So many iDevices
 

5. Cola Bottle on Red – Coke
     Even Santa drinks it!
 

6. 2X Tailed Siren – Starbucks
     Every corner of Every City
 

7. GE – General Electric
     Old logo, 1st used in 1800’s!

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