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Setting Your Goals

Focusing on your goals

It’s a new year of new challenges, so now is the perfect time to set your professional and personal goals for the next 12 months.

2018 promises to be an eventful year as we continue to react to the impacts of Brexit and the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). So here is SA Law’s top tip: take an Agile approach to your year.

For those not familiar with the term, Agile is an adaptive project management strategy that is particularly favoured by the software industry. Projects are divided into short ‘sprints’ of activity, each beginning with a careful look at what has been created versus what is needed.

This is perfect for 2018 because it helps you move towards goals while adapting rapidly to change. You can see it as an evolutionary approach to the year, with regular moments to take stock and move in the direction of the most successful outcome.

Here is a simple way to put it into practice:

  • First, think about your goals knowing what you know today. You want to make the best decision possible with the information available to you right now. Don’t worry if it doesn’t feel 100% correct at this stage.
  • Next, divide your year into sprints. Plan the first one in detail, and make an initial consideration of what the remaining sprints could look like.
  • Plan each new sprint based on the outcome of the previous one, taking into account recent developments, and further understanding of your needs.

As always, SA Law is here to help you get a clearer picture of the future. Our goal is to minimise your risk and maximise your opportunity, so feel free to contact us if it helps you plan your Agile 2018.

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Steve Ryan
Steve Ryan
Managing Partner | Real Estate Team

Chris Cook
Chris Cook
Partner | Head of Employment & Data Protection

Chris Wilks
Chris Wilks
Partner | Head of the Corporate & Commercial Team

SA Law Gary Dunger
Gary Dunger
Partner | Real Estate Team

Gill Garrett
Gill Garrett
Partner | Director of Finance & Business Support

John Moore
John Moore
Partner | Real Estate Team

Julie Gingell
Julie Gingell
Partner | Director of Marketing & Business Development

Marilyn Bell
Marilyn Bell
Partner | Head of the Family Law Team

Peter Goodman
Peter Goodman
Partner | Corporate & Commercial Team

Rob Ryall
Robert Ryall
Partner | Joint Head of the Commercial Litigation & Dispute Resolution Team

Ruth Abrams
Ruth Abrams
Partner | Family Law Team

Steve Kenneford
Steve Kenneford
Partner | Joint Head of the Real Estate Team

Terence Ritchie
Terence Ritchie
Partner | Joint Head of the Real Estate Team

Tom Lawrence
Tom Lawrence
Partner | Commercial Litigation & Dispute Resolution Team

Tracy Lacey-Smith
Tracy Lacey-Smith
Partner | Joint Head of the Commercial Litigation & Dispute Resolution Team

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