Not long ago, Jack Yoest of Small Biz Trends was advising a boss on a product rollout. His team had never done anything quite as large. He suggested a ‘Fire Drill’, consisting of three parts:
- Planning the fire drill,
- the actual drill, and
- the fire.
“The Plan is a checklist, the Fire is the execution, but the Drill, the practice, is the toughest. Because teams need dry runs to learn, because things will always, always go wrong. Your team will gain wisdom and judgment through simulation. And learn. Today, permit Jack Yoest to be “Your Drill Instructor”. And learn how he was surprised by a pilot project.”