3.14 SEEING THE BIGGER PICTURE WHILE MANAGING THE DETAIL

‘Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs’

—Henry Ford

We often hear people talking about ‘needing to see the big picture’, but what are they actually talking about? Well, some people at work would naturally see a ‘helicopter view’ of a project, such as purpose, global budget, key stakeholders, rough duration and likelihood of success. Often, they will see this all together in a holistic picture with half a dozen key features. Others would ask to see a project plan, budget breakdown, risk log, etc. and want to look at the detail. We need both types of behaviour to deliver a project, though these could be in different team members.

3.14.1 Chunking

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