I came across this awesome image quite a while ago. Most of times, people describe how projects work in words, and what I can get is just a rough impression on how good or bad these projects are; and often times, their description cannot reflect problems/issues in the projects. This image, however, just uses such a simple example and explains all!
If you haven’t seen it, take a little time to go through. If you are IT worker, you will get it fast:)
This image is from Project Cartoon.
Maybe you had a laugh when going through them. I did, too. I was surprised (and a bit amused) about how the difference between everyone’s performance, and gaps between expectation and delivery. But it’s possible that most of them can happen in one project.
This image, at least from my perspective, gives us an idea about what different roles’ focuses are, and what issues they might have when facing customers. Well. If we want a project to be perfect in every aspect… Easier said than done, but if we have this idea in mind, and do more communication with customers/clients, keep every role involved in the project on a “similar” page, and know each other’s expectation/limitation, we will say “oh great, my project this time doesn’t have so many issues as in this image!”