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If you build a bridge when the customer asked for an elevator, you've failed. The bridge might be perfect - it might be able to carry the weight of 100 elephants and weigh less than a feather - but it's not what the customer asked for, so it

Doing the right project is as important as doing the project right

If you build a bridge when the customer asked for an elevator, you've failed. The bridge might be perfect – it might be able to carry the weight of 100 elephants and weigh less than a feather – but it's not what the customer asked for, so it doesn't matter. This premise is what a blog post from Eight to Late discusses: the importance of doing the right project. But it seems that discussions early in the project's lifecycle can lead to a successful (but completely misaligned) project moving past the assessment phase and going the whole way through to completion. By taking a step back and determining why a project has been requested, to what end, and how it would be completed.

About Matthew Kabik

Matthew Kabik is the former Editor of Computer Aid's Accelerating IT Success. He worked at Computer Aid, Inc. from 2008 to 2014 in the Harrisburg offices, where he was a copywriter, swordsman, social media consultant, and trainer before moving into editorial.

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