Order clarification

  • What’s this all about?
  • Can one of you explain what we actually want to do?
  • So, what is expected of us?
  • What is the exact content of the task?
  • What do we mean by this word/order?

Sense/purpose

  • What are we doing this for?
  • What does our company/our customers want to achieve with it?
  • What’s this assignment for?
  • Does the job make any sense at all?
  • What purpose(s) is (are) being pursued?
  • Customers/participants
  • Who do we work for?
  • Who is actually our customer?
  • Who did you get the job from?
  • Who should our result help?

Final result

  • What should the concrete result of our work look like?
  • Who has any idea what the outcome will be?
  • What do our clients imagine?

Criteria

  • What is the yardstick for measuring whether we have worked successfully?
  • What quality requirements does our result have to meet?
  • Which requirements/expectations do we have to consider?

Information

  • Let’s get some ideas about this.
  • Who has experience with this matter?
  • What risks do we have to consider?
  • What advantages can we offer?
  • What alternatives do we have?
  • What can we already build on?
  • What needs to be done?
  • What do we have to do?
  • How do we have to implement this?
  • Are there already comparable solutions?

Scheme

  • Who does what?
  • When will what be ready?
  • Where and how is it done?
  • How much can be achieved by when?
  • In what order do we want to proceed?

Implementation

  • Let’s go through with the plan. …everybody knows what to do!
  • Here we go.
  • Our next meeting is on … um …!

Task flashback

  • Have we achieved what we set out to achieve?
  • Is that what we were asked to do?
  • Have we considered all the requirements/framework conditions?
  • Will the clients be satisfied?

Process flashback

  • What was helpful? What was inhibitory?
  • How’d it go? What did we do well?
  • What do we want to keep or do differently next time?
  • Who contributed what to the success?