A friend (Suveen) asked how do you do that? Break something complicated in meaningful, non tedious and smaller tidbits of knowledge. Well... It's not an exact science my friend, but here's my framework. I shared this on FB since that is where he asked the question. Reposting here for future questions of the same nature.
And that is how I do it. But at the end whatever works based on what mess you are dealing with works. It's not science, it is just wisdom and a ton of experience burning your own skin in the game of life.