When I start working a new project, I follow this template:
I find and hold all the positions. If I can't hold the holds, my time would be better spent climbing a different difficult but achievable hill.
I start connecting separate position islands. I note unfamiliar movement, room to grow as a climber. I refine the position choices with movement knowledge.
I start chaining movement elements together. Typically, progress is smaller but still present, if I have the level of awareness for it. I refine movement choices with linking knowledge.