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 to discuss how we can assist you.

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