I am often asked for free advice.
People sometimes even listen to my response.
On an even rarer basis, I am pleased with what comes out of my mouth.
Well, thrice last week, the incredible happened. People asked, they listened, and I liked.
Here's what was said:
1) To the question of "How do I know if this project will burn out my team?", I responded with this equation:
Size of Project x Capacity of Your Team
Size of Your Team
If the answer is greater than 1, then you are in Burnout territory;
If it's less than 1, you can breathe a bit.
2) To the question "Should I hire an internal P.R. team for my project, or outsource it?", I spouted this somewhat off-color ditty:
"In-house always beats outhouse.
It's better to work with those
who actually give a shit
rather than just take one."
3) And finally, when asked for a definition of shameless self-promotion, I came up with this newly-coined term:
Confucius I may not be, but hey...at least they got their money's worth.