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Old 10-01-2012, 07:43 AM   #1
alarazr
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Looking for a simple project manager for solo creative projects


Afternoon all,

I'm looking for a lightweight project manager to manage a few projects I've currently got going on.
  • Photojournalism project
  • Short video
  • Short stories

I don't need anything as complicated as Gantt charts because I won't be keeping track of time spent or % complete. Just something that can manage multiple to-do lists.

Any ideas?

Cheers in advance
 
Old 10-01-2012, 08:15 AM   #2
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You're going to laugh, but I am perfectly serious:

A loose-leaf notebook, a package of divider-tabs, a small container of number-two pencils, a small pile of extra erasers, and a pencil sharpener. On a clean desk with good light.

Don't laugh! You need to organize projects in a simple but flexible way to organize your projects, and you will find that writing things down by hand on a piece of paper is different from typing it in. You need to slow down and think. The muscular movements needed to write a phrase down by hand have an effect.

I have a larger box with a slot in it, into which I slide the pieces of paper that I am going to "throw away," un-crumpled. From time to time I find myself diving back into that box and removing a piece of paper that I had earlier "discarded," and it is none the worse for wear.

I repeat: I am perfectly serious. Project management is a lot of what I do for a living, and this is my main process, from which any Gantt charts, Project plan documents or whatever-else are as necessary produced. (When a project goes final, I fax-scan the handwritten pages and store them electronically, but there's a shelf of paper notebooks.

"Planning," I believe, is something that you do, not that a computer does for you. A computer can certainly assist you in the familiar ways that computers always do, but that plan, whether meant for one person or a hundred, is going to come first from (literally ...) your hands. There are benefits to doing it slowly.

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Old 10-02-2012, 04:35 AM   #3
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Thanks for the response.

In all fairness, my current paper-based system of organisation has served me well for many years. I never thought of simply scanning my paper notes!

I suppose I could do with some kind of image organiser software but that should be simple enough to find.

Many thanks!
 
  


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