Window of Opportunity Approach
In OSE's work, we bring groups together for collaborative design/build events. Many of our events have a limited amount of time when we are all together and capable of getting a lot done. Thus, this window of time when everyone is together is a Window of Opportuny. If we don't finish something, we lost our window of opportunity. Effective project planning implies that we constrain times to a certain window of opportunity and do the best we can, rather than delaying subsequent steps until prior steps are completely finished. This allows us not to get stuck, and get further along on projects with that have many steps. Thus, to function effectively in a Window of Opportunity Approach, we must evaluate status and revisit how to proceed on an ongoing basis. Attention must be paid to the Design Principles that allow us to iterate rapidly on designs in a Window of Opportunity approach.