Success on a project, in business or in life can’t be achieved until you start. Layering is an approach that increases your chance for success.
The concept is simple:
- Break the project into small parts
- Repeat this process with more layers of complexity
The power of layering is easy to see below.
Show results– Layering allows you to see results from your actions quickly. This will help get more buy in and give you the confidence to succeed.
Benefit from the results– You can begin benefiting from work work quickly. You don’t need to wait for the whole project to be completed.
Learn from success and failures– You can learn from the feedback of your launch and it can help set the direction of further phases of your project.
Helps determine priories– After you launch a layer the next need will become more obvious.
Determines the project’s viability– Once you get your feet wet on the project you may find that the project is more complex that originally thought and it may not be worth it to continue. This helps you cut your losses.
Doesn’t get bogged down in details– The longer a project continues the more likely it will get held up for small details. Layering may allow you to launch without the details fully developed and then you address it in a future launch.