Create value for others. For the entrepreneur this should be like a daily mantra. Perceiving everything through the lens of value creation will challenge you to look at all business activities differently. It is easy to become lost in the minutiae of tasks and to do’s lists. However coming back to the central question of “what will create value for others?” helps us cut through the noise and ground ourselves in the critical work that needs to be done.
- Create User Stories. User stories are helpful because they help us see a product or service through the eyes of the customer. User stories are brief descriptions about a customer demographic, and why certain requirements will create value.
- Check-in Regularly: Brief check-ins with the team to discuss the progress of a project help to ensure goals are attained. Check-ins provide opportunities to calibrate tasks back to the critical focus.
- Conduct Prioritization Meetings: Meetings held to prioritize projects based upon the level of customer value is helpful in ensuring the impact of our work.