My team lead came to me with a problem. “The team and I have looked at this every which way, but no matter how we slice it, there’s no way we can finish this job. We’re afraid we’re going to be fired.”
“We’re going to fail,” she said.
When we discussed it, she had half a dozen good reasons that it was impossible for us to finish the work.
However, when we looked more closely, we also saw what would be required to resolve each of those problems, and we made a “wish list” for senior management.
It turned out that the $50,000 price tag of that wish list was far less than the multi-million dollar revenue the project would deliver. Our request received all required approvals the same day, and the team succeeded.
See the 3-step process we used to create our plan and use it to create yours too.