How do you keep sane when juggling multiple projects? For me, a to-do list and a way to organize project-related information make life so much better.
I’m planning two Idea Labs and an expertise location pilot, supporting a training course, assisting with a proposal, helping with two workshops, answering questions related to four potential Idea Labs, and adding to my community toolkit.
The key challenges are:
- keeping track of all the actions I need to take and by when, so that I can estimate my workload and give people more accurate feedback
- organizing information so that I can find and share it
- following up on what I’ve asked other people to do
Toodledo helps me stay focused on what I need to do at work and at home. Capturing all the different things I need to do and making sure that due dates are written down means I don’t have to stress out about things falling through the cracks.
The Lotus Notes Activities sidebar lets me organize project information and refer to past discussions. Activities also makes it easy for me to add other people and share resources with them.
For following up, I’m getting used to creating tasks representing things I’m waiting for, and regularly reviewing this.
How do you eat an elephant sandwich?
One bite at a time.