There’s a quote I love from Sun Tzu quote I love that says, “Every battle is won before it is fought.”  Keeping this in mind, you must consider strategy as it relates to your program.  Choose areas of focus and give yourself specific deliverables with timelines.  Although you may have to take time to fight fires, when you’re not fighting fires you can focus on one or two areas where you can have the most impact.  This will make you highly effective.