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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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First, I would follow Berko's...

First, I would follow Berko's advice and read the GTD book if you haven't yet. Without a basic understanding of the GTD workflow, the "why" of the following methods may not be clear.

When I used a Palm the method I used for managing projects was the PigPog method: http://pigpog.com/node/1031 It worked great, but I decided to go lofi.

I switched over the the whitepaper written by one of the 43f board members Emory Lundberg. Great resource.

Just keep in mind that no matter what method you choose to manage projects, a regular review of your projects (the recommendation in the GTD process is at least weekly) is key. I actually review my projects every couple of days if not everyday. The interval you'll find is the one that allows you to stop thinking about what to do and just focus on the doing.





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