Minimize any damage you cause
Whenever change is created, something is disrupted. When you implement upstream efforts and begin to create change, be wary of any potential damage you are causing. If you fail to consider the big picture when making decisions, you could fall into a pattern of actions that are not aligned with your original goals - thereby leading to failure.
- Consider the big picture and make decisions that are aligned with your original goals
How will your decision affect the project and your team as a whole? Will it have any effect on aspects unrelated to your problem? Are these effects aligned with your goals?