In the lesson, we looked at the limitations of a paper-pencil based tracking system. What then, is a good tracking system? What should it include?
This lesson will list down the points that a good tracking system must ensure and help make your day easier.
Take this lesson to learn more and don’t forget to take the accompanying quiz at the end of the lesson.
Any good scheduling system should help you do six basic things:
It must enable you to quickly identify the tasks that you must perform in a given period, say for the day ahead
It should help you prioritise – by allowing for rearranging of the tasks that you have listed. Especially, it must allow you to choose to arrange your MITs at the best possible time for you
Importantly, though, it must allow you to assign a time at which you will perform that task.
Your scheduling tool must provide you alerts so that you can set it and then forget about the task until it’s due (no stress of having to remember things)
It must be easy to carry with you most, if not all of the time so that whenever a new task that you must perform pops up, you can schedule it in your calendar
A good scheduling tool must allow you to share your day’s schedule with your colleagues, especially your boss. That way they will know when you are available for group tasks and when you must be left alone, say during an MIT.