FV makes no distinction between projects and tasks. As far as it is concerned, a project is nothing more than a collection of tasks, and virtually any task can become a project simply by being broken down into smaller tasks. It is entirely up to you how far you want to break down projects or tasks when you enter them into FV. It’s fine to put “New Website Project” as an item and then work off a separate list of outstanding items for that project, or alternatively to put the individual tasks straight into FV, e.g. “Contact Web Designers”, “Chose Colour Theme”, “Draw Up Website Budget”, “Review Further Action Needed”, “Discuss Accessability with Bill” etc, etc.
The approach can be tailored to each individual project. You may find one project is most easily deal with as a whole, while another is best broken down.
The principle to remember is that FV is not a project management system - it’s a time management system. Time management is about how you manage your individual actions within multiple projects. Project management is about co-ordinating the actions of all the people involved in one project.
Last updated on May 14, 2014 at 13:02 by Mark Forster