It’s not so much how many tasks that is the question, as how much time they represent. Some people like to write in a project as a lot of very small tasks, others prefer it as one big lump which they keep coming back to. Both approaches are equally valid, but obviously they affect the number of tasks on the list.
The essential thing to watch out for is that you don’t have more work coming in than you are able to deal with. The easiest way to identify whether this is the case is to keep track of how many tasks are on the list and see of the number is growing. This should give you a pretty good pointer as to whether you are keeping up.
Last updated on May 13, 2014 at 18:12 by Mark Forster