How to build an idea into a project

Have you ever gotten an idea for a great new product but felt overwhelmed, like it would take too much time, or you were unsure how to execute it? Have you ever been fed up with how a process or application currently works and found yourself dreaming about how it could be better? Sometimes turning that idea into reality seems harder than it needs to be, and it never sees the light of day.

There are many factors that determine if a project will be successful or if it is even doable. Unfortunately, many great ideas fail for reasons that could have been avoided. Identifying some of these reasons can be difficult, but hopefully, after reading this, you will have some good pointers to guide you on your next grand idea, how to portray your idea to others, and finally, how to turn it into a successful project.

What are you trying to solve?

When attempting to portray your idea to others, it’s best to identify the problem you are trying to solve. Making everyone involved aware of the details of the issue and the potential solution is a good way to avoid making flawed assumptions. Knowing the history of the issue will help you to avoid making the same mistakes. Explaining what your problem is and assessing the severity can be more difficult than it needs to be and can result in tasks related to the idea not being completed in a timely matter.


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