Manage your projects Mythbusters style

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adam savage 2 Manage your projects Mythbusters style

Adam Savage has an interesting piece over at Wired explaining how he manages his projects. It made me happy to see that I use a pretty similar system.

Eventually I’ll create a folder called Adam’s Progress. As I chug along, I take photos with my phone and drop them into this folder for a quick reference of how far I’ve come. These images provide inspiration and momentum. A list of what I’ve already done makes the list of what’s left to do a bit more manageable. And when I’m finished, this folder will be my diary of the entire project. It’s something I’ll keep forever.

Lists help me organize the entire project; from sequencing tasks within the project, to getting materials, to tracking progress. I recently I realized I need enact some media discipline; I can’t have notes in note books, on scrap paper, and in computer files. So I end up emailing myself notes pretty frequently, that way Google owns my ideas they are always saved in my searchable email box.

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