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How do to manage your tasks ?
I'm getting lost in my tasks.I'd like to now ,how to you handle it or any advice to help me with this mess.
When I start a new project I plan the structure and details in SS.Everything is fine so far. My actual work like reasrch, planning and other data gathering is done in :
ONENOTE: it offers good manipulation with text and images
EXCEL : for data,planning and also for notes due to columns
WORD: text processing
The problems are with mismanagement of tasks(derections) that I leave in onnote and excel. Here is the reason why I do it, but I'm looking for suggestion to solve this.
When I work in onenote sometimes I have to put a NOTE inside the open page ,that gives me some simple directions,but it's a still TO DO or a mini-subtasks. So I would have 15 lines of text about a new manufacturing process and then a TODO: find out the longetivty of this new material. Then I'll continue working on basic reasrch and by the end of the day I'll have about 40 direction or small to-dos inside. If I go back the very next day to it, then I'm fine but sometimes,I have to leave it for a week or two ,sometime we go back to it in 6month. If I open that notebook in 6 month ,I'll still remember the small to do 's ideas and sugestions ,but If I had those minitasks also in SS and then link to a onenote , I would work on the based on priorities as well until I'm ready to continue with that project . So having duplicates would be a perfect solution ,but doing it manually will just not happen. Maybe at first ,but if there is an emergency I'll not duplicate it. ALso duplicating tasks manually would require removing them also from onenote and then again from SS.
I have the same habbit in excel. I use a column A for directions-mini tasks , column B for Waiting for answer and column C for actual comunication ,reaserch ,gatering data. I need to have the todo or tasks in exce,l becasue otherwise I wouldnt know what they are all about if I just put them in SS. Again a sync with SS would be perfect but manual work and manual syns will create mistakes.
How do you handle your work , when direction or small todo just make more sense for you to be right next to the text or data you are working on ,as it simplifys the workflow?
Thank you for any suggestion, I 'm willing to change my work flow, as it is not perfect .
Also I just can't work with EVERNOTE that probably offers some sync options, I tried many times, but I can't do it.