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Keeping track of projects

Hi everybody,

I'm new here, so I hope I'm in the right forum.

I've got the following problem: I'm a student in audio engineering and after my diploma I want to go to film school. So right now, I'm pretty busy with creative projects. In fact, I'm kinda overloaded; I've got school projects and papers, commissions, and a whole lot of my own projects that I have to complete in order to qualify for film school. So it's a pretty inmanageable mix...

So what I need, basically, is a system to keep track of all my current projects, i.e. what I have to do on which project, the progress and, if available, a deadline. I don't want any fancy applications, all I'm working with is iCal and my Palm. I've found that the Memos in Palm are a good starting point, but I'm having a little trouble organising it all.

Anybody got ideas? I'd appreciate it.


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Gsd Notecard!!!

Hi- i'm actually a self-taught musician/ producer (hobbyist) so i might have some insight, particularly on matters where it comes to productivity management

The GSD notecard!

1 note card ()
1 stack of post-it notes

1) any time you have a project with multiple steps that needs to be done, first start by identifying the steps to your project and the order in whixh the steps must be completed.

2) using one post it note per step, write each of the steps on a post it (i suggest numbering these). If each step must be done before a date or time, include this on the upper portion of each post it note.

3)turn your notecard longways and at the top write the date the project starts, a name to help you identify it (small), and a date by which the project has to be completed

4) take your post it notes and apply to the notecard, starting from the last step cascading upward

5). everytime you accomplish a task, pull the corresponding post it off of it.

6) keep these around your place of work and focus on accomplishing your tasks- i reccomend working on no more than 3 at once

let me know if this was clear or if there's more info that you need




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