I just got off of a weekly conference call for a biggish project we’ve been working on. We’ve had some unfortunate changes lately that have impacted the scope of the project in a fashion that would not be exaggeration to call “dramatic”. One of those changes dumped a fairly involved and possibly gnarly piece of work square in my lap, which of course left everyone else free to not worry about it. Instead, they’re all worrying about the other major change of scope.
As is my wont, I was blowing off steam by IMing one of the other participants in the call and mentioning that the only reason I’m not stressing about Major Change #2 is that I’ve got to focus on Major Change #1 or I’ll be completely overwhelmed (and in all honestly, I’m almost there just with Major Change #1). The response I got was this:
eat one elephant @ a time
That about sums it up perfectly. Now to find my elephant fork…