In Series 1, we went through five steps which enable the Faith Entrepreneur to generate a specific project or solution idea to a specific problem.
The process starts by approaching God in prayer and fasting followed by identification of challenges. After identifying problems, the Faith Entrepreneur analyses their root-causes and proceed to generate solutions which address them. But it’s important to prioritize those problems and concentrate on one at a time.
In the final step, the project idea is tested with the TCLR-test to ensure it’s compatible with God’s Word, the context to which it will be implemented and availability of resources.
In this Series, we’ll deal with Step 2 of the God-Centered Design And Innovation Methodology known as Design.
The Design step is where the Faith Entrepreneur beaks down the selected project idea into Axiomatic Tasks and analyses every aspect of it to prepare it for implementation in the field. Many entrepreneurs rush to implement projects without proper design and as a consequence, have little impact in the field.
Every project has a unique Cost, Time, Scope and Context in which it will be implemented. Hence, projects are designed and implemented differently.
Project Management (PM) design techniques work well for most projects, especially when dealing with Social Challenges. Treff-End encourages Faith Entrepreneurs engaged in Social Innovations to adopt basic PM techniques in designing their projects. You’ll learn more about these techniques in Stage 2.
In Stage 1 of the Design Step, the Faith Entrepreneur approaches God in prayers and fasting.
Design involves splitting the main projects into specific tasks which will be implemented sequentially in the field. Many projects fail because they’re poorly designed. A good design takes every aspect of the project into consideration. Aspects to be considered in most social projects include Budget, Material and Financial Resources, Stakeholders, Time, Scope, Risks, etc. Bust some technical projects may involve product development, product design, marketing, sales, etc.
Prayer and Fasting help the Faith Entrepreneur to prepare the design process. We need wisdom from God to help us design projects which match our contexts and available resources. We’ve already established without God we can’t achieve much. If science was sufficient, the world would be a better place. But it isn’t. True success and fulfilment involve setting scientific innovations in their right spiritual contexts. That’s why the Faith Entrepreneur begins the design process with Prayers and Fasting.
In Stage 2, we’ll discover the basic tools of Project management Techniques which the Faith Entrepreneur uses in designing the project to achieve a high impact.
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