When you’re working on a big project by yourself, you’ve got to have a system to keep your sanity.
Most of the big projects we work on — starting a blog, creating a product, publishing a series of podcast episodes, etc — have tons of moving pieces and there’s no one but ourselves to manage things.
And it’s so easy to start leaking sanity as things start slipping through your fingers.
So what we need is a system to help us manage these projects, and that’s exactly what today’s episode is about.
So click play and let’s get into the things we’ve learned (and we all need to understand) about mini projects, sprints, course management, measuring success and the best way to set goals. Enjoy!
Ask your question and we’ll answer it on the air. We’d love to hear your voice on the show.
Darius Kazemi, Tiny Subversions – XOXO Festival (2014) – YouTube — “Most people are lucky if they finish a couple side projects in a year. Last year, Darius Kazemi released 72, averaging one every five days.”
YouTube’s HTML5 Opt-in — “You can request that the HTML5 player be used if your browser doesn’t use it by default.”
Portland Doughnuts, Standing Out & Dealing with Tragedy with Chase Reeves — “If you’re looking for some energy boost, listening to this episode should do it for you!”
Digital Photo Mentor – Learn Photography | Take Pictures — Darlene asked us the question today. Here’s her photography site.
Vanity vs. Actionable Metrics: Are you tracking the right stats in your business? — “What metrics and stats should you actually be tracking and which don’t mean jack squat?”
CEO vs. Worker Bee: The Two Modes of Productivity — “The distinction between these two modes, dubbed CEO and Worker Bee by our very own Chase Reeves, is an important mental barrier to create, especially for a solo bootstrapping founder.”
Critical path method – Wikipedia — “The essential technique for using CPM is to construct a model of the project that includes the following…”
You Made It Weird #210: Josh Ruben « Nerdist — THE. BEST. EVER. I’ve never laughed this hard or this long at a podcast episode.
Asana – task and collaboration app — “Asana puts conversations & tasks together, so you can get more done with less effort.”
If you had to choose, what’s one project management tip you love? Let us know in the comments. See if we can collect a bit of a list here.
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