“Jobs to Do” Document
Consider the shape of project deliverables / outputs based on their “jobs to do.”
This activity is best used as a lens for assessing existing work. For example, once a distinct deliverable has been scoped, prototyped, or even just discussed in detail, apply the “Jobs to Do” assessment in order to refine our approach or, when necessary, chance course altogether.
Identify all “jobs to do” by the project/deliverable at hand. For example:
support distinct cultural moment
expand visibility for brand/client X
improve efficacy of product X
address priorities of stakeholder X vs. …
address priorities of stakeholder Y
provide a distinct solution to a known problem
build on existing organizational strengths
Prioritize “jobs to do.”
Does the current approach adequately reflect this prioritization?
If so, how can we reinforce our approach to better support the “jobs to do”?
If not, how can we adjust?
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