Delivering toys to 7.125 billion people in one night.
Now that’s a project. It kind of puts my own project management hassles in a different perspective. I guess I’m going to have to stop whining about my project headaches. I mean, 7.125 billion? How many servers is that? Well, if we’re talking about the same Santa, I guess the answer is 1. Now that’s multitasking!
As I watch my family and I gear up for another Christmas, I’ve realized we are a pretty agile bunch. There are multiple projects in flight at any given time: hanging christmas lights, picking a tree, wrapping presents, cooking, to name just a few. Things are handed off from person to person with very little regard for role or authority. There is a definition of done – and a very real deadline! There’s plenty of pressure (especially at the mall). Everyone is committed. It’s crazy. Frankly its a beautiful project to be a part of.
I don’t have any startling observations here. I’m just kind of happy to be bumbling along in my own projects with my favorite team (my family).
For those of you working on your own holiday projects, I just wanted to say Merry Christmas folks!