There’s voluntary work; things that don’t need doing … but are good to do as they make you better prepared.
Then there’s discretionary tasks; on the timeline, but nothing says they have to be done today … but are good to do as they make you better prepared.
Then there’s the every-day stuff with a looming deadline; some of it firefighting, some of it the natural demand of a project life … about which you have no choice – today is the day.
If you’re on top of the every-day, firefighting is at minimum and most everything else is scheduled by the project.
And that’s the trick.
When firefighting is down … and the project is smooth … you can get on with the voluntary and the discretionary … and that makes you better prepared … which means the firefights will be rare … and the project runs smooth.
Skippy strategy: Make time to be better prepared.
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