One of my project teams is currently in a whirl of activity. Overseas flights, two-a-day site visits and team discussions pack the calendar. The standard scheduling response is the week after next. In the midst of all of this activity, very little is actually being accomplished. Few decisions are made, designs are not moving forward and teams are becoming less coordinated. Don’t confuse activity with progress. Continuously connect current activities to desired future outcomes. Trips, meetings and other measures of busyness are means to an end, not statistics to be praised in isolation.