Program Life: Project Baby
In the not too distant future I’m getting a new junior resource assigned to my team. This resource is going to need an incredible amount of support and they are not going to, nor be expected to, pull their own weight whatsoever.
Not only will I have to deal with this added load, I am going have to do so on a smaller budget. Fortunately, I do have a star player on my team and I know that together we will ultimately come out on top.
Yep, we’re having a baby.
But my wife (the star) and I have been planning this for a long time. The foundations of our strategy were laid down long ago. The planning phase commenced soon after.
We employ the continuous improvement model where we assess and improve upon our plan and strategy as we learn and discover new data.
Like with any project; the budget isn’t perfect. There are too many unknowns to completely define all processes and in parallel we have to execute on supporting infrastructure projects and fear our timelines are going to be prohibitive.
But gold, silver and bronze milestones have been laid out. We’re tracking fine with the gold ones, i.e. we have a roof over our heads, jobs, financial stability, and so on.
We are slipping slightly with the silver milestones; we need to get some work done around the house, buy some furniture, car seats, etc.
The bronze milestones will likely be the easiest, like buying the baby essentials, and other things to make our home and lives more comfortable, but I know that these things will creep up on us, so can’t take these too lightly.
I suppose the other thing I need to do is shift down a gear at work, eh? 🙂