Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Depth of Field

Originally uploaded by Mr. Gomez
In project management, the tendency to hyperfocus on a single aspect of a project can cause you to lose focus on other items that may blindside you later on. Widening your depth of field (in the photographic sense) allows you to see what's near and far with clarity. Too narrow a depth, and you lose site of what's in the background.

Although, as this photo from Mr. Gomez (a flickr friend) shows, there are times when you need to hyperfocus on the near-term events, if only briefly, because they may be very important.

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