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please help by suggesting valid answers to resolve issue with my partners
Anonymous
So myself and 3 other friends are about to start a company we are doing the market research and feasibility study and it seems all promising.

However, the issue is I am employed in a multinational company with somewhat a position where interact with managers some leadership duties, while my friends are either freelancers/unemployed with not such a successful career.

The dispute is about management, I would like to apply some project management principals and methodologies at the very beginning assigning tasks measurable deliverable each week and task definitions perhaps even a project plan. My colleagues on the other hand say that's way ahead and startup can't function as multinational and since we are partners on equal footing although am assigned to do the plan and business owners there shouldn't be governance on their task since one is sales other technical other marketing manager and I should enforce rule on their underlings in the future if the company grows.

Please tell me which approach is right as to me they are just chaotic unprofessional and to them I am too strict.

Also if you could please share a link that could settle the argument I would really appreciate it. sorry for the long post.
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First of all you need to managing resources and delegating the tasks accordingly. You all are mature enough to understand such things what is right or wrong. You are going to apply project management skills.

So there should not be any kind of conflict in each of you. Marketing as well as technical persons will work per their profession so it will not impact on project.

Make sure decide first that finish date of this project.
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1 reply by Mostafa Abdel Nabi
Aug 19, 2019 5:03 PM
Mostafa Abdel Nabi
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Thank you for your answer,
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Aug 19, 2019 10:16 AM
Replying to POSHAK VISHNOI
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First of all you need to managing resources and delegating the tasks accordingly. You all are mature enough to understand such things what is right or wrong. You are going to apply project management skills.

So there should not be any kind of conflict in each of you. Marketing as well as technical persons will work per their profession so it will not impact on project.

Make sure decide first that finish date of this project.
Thank you for your answer,
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The level of governance required in a startup is less than in a well established company but there needs to be some planning, monitoring & control to ensure you don't become insolvent!

If you are launching a new product or service, you may wish to take some lessons from Eric Ries's Lean Startup...

Kiron
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You are almost always more likely to achieve your goal if you have a plan, than if you just hope for luck and divine inspiration. At its core, a plan is a vector. The difference between a vector in math and a scalar, is that a vector has a direction. Working as a team is the same way. You can work hard, or you can all be aligned in the same direction.

I've seen people go overboard too and start creating forms that they don't know how they will use yet, schedule templates before a conceptual product, and a bunch of other "administrivia" too. You don't want to be that person.

If however you as a executive team cannot figure out how to be somewhat self-disciplined in an agreed upon way, how to you expect to manage a larger team if the plan gets off the ground?

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