We all can tell a story about a lost project. Lost for any number of reasons…I forgot to reply to the request for proposal; I lost the post-it that had the client’s phone number on it; I had a racquetball match that went into extra sets; I had to embrace a no-notice practice nap.
<shrug> Alas, we move on.
Wait a minute…aren’t we missing an important lesson here?
We started thinking about these projects when we were sketching out the functionality for Dashflo. How much money and experience have we lost to projects that we might have had, but never got off the ground? This is useful information to someone managing a workflow.
It might also serve as a pretty sobering reminder of what could have been. Sliding your token from the pipeline to lost column becomes synonymous with the walk of shame. Regardless of how you might use it, Dashflo offers a place for the projects that never were.
It should be noted that we attempt to think positively. Therefore, we made it possible to slide a project that has been lost back into the pipeline. You never know when a project might be resurrected. Let us know if you agree that these data are worth keeping track of.