In Chip and Dan Heath's new book, Decisive: How to Make Better Choices in Life and Work , they discuss the concept of a Playlist as a way to generate ideas and widen our frame for better decision making. A Playlist is a list of things that have been effective before in other situations and provides a reminder of what options we have and helps us to think more broadly.
One of the chief problems with our decision making process is our tendency to consider too few options and to engage in EITHER/OR thinking. We don't consider different approaches. Either the project works or it doesn't.
This does NOT mean you can turn a Zombie Project into a good project but often a project that is on the line can be moved to the positive side of the ledger.
My thoughts on a Solar Project Playlist:
Solar Project Playlist:
None of these things is a silver bullet, but having a consistent list of options to walk through we are able to think more broadly about the project and perhaps think of things we hadn't been considering.
What things would you add to this list?