How To Get Clarity

Contemplating a development can be overwhelming.  There are so many things to think about and trying to calculate everything in your head can send anyone in a spin in no time at all.  I know this, because it has happened to me and, if I’m honest, sometimes still does.

The best way I have found to get better clarity is to have a process and understand what key things you wish to achieve and need to solve.  First, starting out with the big items and then breaking these down into smaller manageable tasks.

Having this clarity allows me to methodically work through the items until I eventually reach the end.  It’s also important to try and enjoy the process and not get too far ahead.

Once your programme is broken into manageable deliverables, they can be assigned to the best person to solve these issues, whether that’s your planner, architect, engineer or whomever.

The difference between a successful development and one that’s not so, is the ability to understand the process and know who is best able to solve that particular aspect of work.  It’s not a single person effort, development involves a significant number of people to get the job done.

Don’t try and go it alone – as you will find your development will never get off the ground.

Graeme Fan