Heat up the machines that take a very long time first.
Stress check the go/no go components of the mission as early as attainable.
If the price is low, substitute dependent processes with parallel ones.
Do the tough components when vitality is excessive and the funds hasn’t been depleted.
Ship earlier than you run out of time or cash.
Spend money on slack buffers for any vital dependent parts.
Budgets are a device, not a weapon.
Thrash early, then lock down choices and don’t change them.
Assign every activity to the least costly/least busy folks capable of get the job accomplished. (That is in all probability not the mission supervisor).
Prioritize suggestions from folks with style, ability and affect, not proximity or quantity.
Establish go/no go factors primarily based on irreversible actions or unrecoverable prices.
Anticipate the tough and high-risk moments prematurely and reserve sources for those you’ll be able to’t anticipate.
Heroism is extra enjoyable however much less dependable than good planning.