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I maintain a sorted list of tasks that are concrete action items, tagged with a priority (high, medium, low, or wishlist). Whenever I figure out something else that I need to do, I add it to the task list. While I'm working, I generally ignore the task list and work on whatever I feel like at the moment. If I can't think of something to do, I'll grab something off the top of the list.

Every Friday morning, I step back and evaluate my progress: I write a paragraph about what I did during the week, a paragraph about the overall sentiment of the feedback that I got during the week, and a paragraph about where the project stands in comparison to its long-term goals. During this time, I also go over my task list and add, remove, or reprioritize tasks as needed to make the list reflect reality.




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