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The Project Management Tool Kit: 100 Tips and Techniques for Getting the Job Done Right by Tom Kendrick

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Document and Prioritize Activities

On a single list, capture all your tasks and activities. If you use a paper list, maintain it as long as possible on the same sheet by adding new items at the bottom and drawing a single line through completed tasks. Rewrite the list only when you run out of space or the majority of the list is crossed out. If you maintain your list electronically, ensure that open items are rolled forward day by day. With each listed item, provide a space for:

  • A clear item description, including the deliverable(s)

  • Priority of the work

  • Expected start and target completion

  • Actual completion date

Assign a priority to each listed item. Mark time critical and most important items “A” or “High.” For necessary but less critical work, ...

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