Letter from the President - June 2022
"To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe." (Anatole France)
In my Autodesk University handouts, I used to end with, "Knowledge is Power". Not that I disagree with myself, but what is power is implementing what you’ve learned! Those AU handouts have all the right tools for implementing what I was teaching, which ultimately was my intention.
This is how I see that we can implement change:
- Know what the goal is and what benefits the goal will bring
- Make a plan to obtain the goal
- Break down the plan into small tasks
- Examine possible disruptions to completing the goal
- Set a timeline to complete each task and be realistic
For larger projects that require multiple resources, have someone act as a project manager to keep everyone on task (this can be useful for smaller projects as well).
I will admit that I am not good at project management, yes, I just said that! It’s not in my skill set. I know what needs to be done, but I get wrapped up in the technical delivery of what I need to do and lose track of everything else. So, for me, I like having someone who is assigned to keep me on track.
I’m a big believer that we all are unique in our talents and skills. We all have a place where we can contribute. I believe we were designed that way so that we would find benefit in working together to solve problems and be able to implement change in a more effective way.
I hope you all enjoy our focus this month on implementation, which is undeniably, very powerful!