🔖 Embracing radical prioritization –
Great post from Michael Della Bitta, DPLA’s Director of Technology:
> If the team takes on too many tasks, there’s a risk of not making tangible progress on any of them, leaving the organization no further along than when we started. So there needs to be a concerted accounting of what work is potentially on the table, and a process to scope, prioritize, and ultimately reduce the work to a finite and achievable set of tasks. …
@anarchivist At the beginning of the year I started quarterly planning for my own (mostly self-managed) project pipeline and it seems to be working out rather well so far.
@TeamMidwest I've tried to do that but have faced more than a few surprises that could have been better anticipated by everyone...
@anarchivist i have to imagine its much harder to do this as a team. much of my work is solo, which has its own set of challenges. i regularly deal with sudden records management issues that come out of nowhere due to audit or general counsel concerns and another experiment i'm doing is actively blocking out time for unexpected/inevitable flareups
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