I haven’t posted for a while, and this is one of the main reasons why. I’ve been trying to think about too many things at once. Even though work is moving forward all the time, it’s become counter-productive to focus on many things at once.
I’ve been dealing with it for a while, and it’s getting more time-consuming than ever as projects grow and develop. How do I choose what to work on next when I’m working on multiple projects, each at different stages?
I’m managing and trying to grow an existing and established product, I’m working with a team to develop and launch a brand new version of an existing product that could potentially be a big hit, and I’m working on smaller tasks all over the place as I keep track of support, e-commerce issues, plugin translations, and more.
Apart from all that, a big part of my job is ensuring the team is running smoothly and doesn’t lack anything needed to move forward every step of the way. It’s stressful at times, but I love the problem-solving side of it.
So where do I start? How do I pick what to do next?
Many times I’ve taken a step back and focused on one task at a time, but at times like these, some projects are nearing their final stages while others are just starting. Both are very important stages of a project, so finding a balance has been the toughest part.
If you’ve experienced this in your own work, how have you handled it?
Do you know of any books or podcasts that discuss this?