How hard is it to start a web service business, quit your employment, and then grow that business so it provides a good living?
I expect it is well hard with a million and one things to do and a huge range of skills required.
Have a look at the about section to know a little about me, but rest assured I am not a dynamic go getter genius, so this will be a real tale that will hopefully relate to all of you.
The one thing I want to explore and then maintain is the removal of the layers of middlemen that cloud and clog most IT business’s and projects . In IT, everyday, management do what they do best.
- Complicate outcomes into incomprehensible requirements and service agreements
- Create crises and conflicts and then conduct the resolution of these
- Manage money and expectations to the nth degree
- And more…
People always veer (not the right word) to do what they are good at, making the above behaviour understandable. But the overhead of all this cause the problems, the meetings, the cost overruns, the delays, the complexity.
But with all the great collaboration tools that we have now, many companies have broken through those overheads, those pains and pangs, that middle layer, and become successful. I want to experience that first hand, where I can sense it, smell it, and not be stressed out trying to attain it. Something that I believe can only happen when free of employment in a hierarchical corporation. And more likely being self employed.
So in that sense this blog will not relate to the small percentage of you already working at those advanced, creative dream work places you hear and read about, but the rest of us plebs.
To start with then:
- Some simple rules that create a working process
- A tool that aids collaboration and organization (as I will need help)
Psst, I’ve already decided on Trello for number two.