Re: Getting organized -- what's your method?

Subject: Re: Getting organized -- what's your method?
From: John Posada <jposada01 -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 20 Sep 2005 07:39:33 -0700 (PDT)

> Perhaps you have some other clever method for remembering
> everything you have to do for each project you're working on.
> Mind sharing your method with me?

There are three factors that I use to keep me on track

1) I create a detailed MS Project Project Plan for each document
project. I have it on my cube wall. While I may not follow the
sequence of tasks exactly, mostly because I'm juggling access to
various SME, it tells me what percentage I should be through the
project at any point in time.

2) I also create an outline of the document in the form of a table of
contents that has every topic that I know I'll need to touch on.
Sure, I'll make changes to it as I do (add, remove, or combine
topics), but it gives me a structure against which to work against.

3) The third factor is 15 years experience

John Posada
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