Archive for August 17, 2017

Projects, Sustainability, and Doable, Chewable Chunks

As we continue our discussion related to what it takes to juggle many priorities, this juggling act has implications when managing projects within a Company. Projects, although so important for sustainability, can also be quite disruptive.

How does a Company address the challenges of keeping the day-to-day tasks moving forward in parallel with the work that needs done to design and implement a project? We, at Aldridge Kerr, use our proprietary methodology, Doable, Chewable Chunks® to manage that difficult balancing act.

Here are some hints to managing a project using this methodology:

  • Identify the various phases (i.e., “chunks”) that should be accomplished in order to complete the project. It is much more effective to implement smaller segments at a time then waiting a longer period for deliverables to be achieved.
  • Scale the project (i.e., “chunk” it) so that deliverables are accomplished quickly. Aldridge Kerr recommends identifying deliverables that can be accomplished in six months or less.
  • Utilize Staff across the organization – broadening the knowledge across the Company brings great value and it mitigates the issue of pulling too much talent from one or two areas within the Company.

By using our Doable, Chewable Chunks® methodology for projects, it increases sustainability, which is a Company’s ultimate goal.

Need help defining how to “chunk” your project so that it is less disruptive to your Company?

Contact Charlene Aldridge at 972.447.9787 or CharleneAldridge@aldridgekerr.com to discuss how we can assist you.

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Strategy, Sustainability, and DCC

A common challenge facing Companies is balancing the need to align their strategic initiatives with ensuring those tactical, day-to-day tasks are working effectively and efficiently. If there is too much focus on strategy instead of the implementation of the tactical, then a Company cannot effectively fulfill their long-term goals and objectives. If there is too much emphasis on the tactical, a Company can lose sight of its mission and vision.

Sustainability, our topic of 2017, can be realized by balancing both the strategic and the tactical. This can be effectively done by using Aldridge Kerr’s proprietary methodology, Doable, Chewable Chunks®. When a Company realizes they cannot do everything all at once, then focusing on the doable priorities increases the probability of long term sustainability.

Aldridge Kerr can assist you in balancing both strategic and tactical initiatives through our Doable, Chewable Chunks® Methodology. Contact Charlene Aldridge at 972.447.9787 or CharleneAldridge@aldridgekerr.com to discuss how we can assist you.

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