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#ProdChat – 04/30/14 – Good Lists Make Good Tasks

Welcome to #ProdChat, the weekly #productivity conversation! http://goo.gl/l4aNi9 | Today’s Topic: Good Lists Makes Good Tasks.

We’ll be discussing skills, strategies and tools for list-making today on #prodchat!

Q1: WHAT ARE SOME GUIDELINES FOR MAKING A GREAT PROJECT/TASK LIST? #prodchat

Q2: HOW OFTEN DO YOU CHECK YOUR LISTS? AFTER EACH TASK? DURING THE DAY? ONCE PER DAY? WHEN/WHY? #prodchat

Q3: DOES THE TOOL/APP INFLUENCE YOUR PRODUCTIVITY WHEN IT COMES TO MAKING LISTS? #prodchat

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Q4: DO YOU KEEP A SEPARATE LIST OF TASKS FOR EVERY PROJECT?

Q5a: HOW DO YOU HANDLE LISTS THAT STAGNATE WITH UNDONE ITEMS? #prodchat

Q5b: DO YOU KEEP YOUR LISTS CURRENT? HOW? #prodchat

Q6: ARE YOUR LISTS WITH YOU AT ALL TIMES? HOW DOES THIS HELP OR HURT YOUR PRODUCTIVITY? #prodchat

Q7: DO YOU KEEP TIME-BASED LISTS (E.G., TODAY, WEEK, MONTH)? WHY?

Q8a: DO YOU KEEP MANY SHORT LISTS OR FEW LONG LISTS? OR ANOTHER VARIANT? #prodchat

Q8b: SAID ANOTHER WAY: WHEN YOU DO YOU NEED MORE LISTS? WHEN DO YOU NEED LESS? #prodchat

Next week on #ProdChat: How to Research Productively! Join us; please retweet!

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Notes/Research:

Additional Questions to Ponder:

  • DO YOU WEAR DIFFERENT “HATS” FOR DIFFERENT LISTS?
  • DO YOU TRACK YOUR “DONE” ITEMS ON A SEPARATE LIST(S)?
  • HOW DOABLE ARE THE ITEMS ON YOUR TASK/PROJECTS LISTS?
  • DO YOU HAVE HIT (HIGH-IMPACT TASKS) OR MIT (MOST IMPORTANT TASKS) LISTS?
    • HOW WOULD THAT DISTINCTION HELP YOUR PRODUCTIVITY?

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