26 May 2019

# Task management

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## Steps to create a task

• Give it a title
• Give it at least one label
• Give it an assignee
• Decide if it's important or not
• Decide if it's urgent or not
• Estimate the effort required to accomplish the task (in hours)

## Task processing

• Unprioritized tasks should be moved to Queued, given their priority compared to already queued tasks
• You should attempt to keep the Unprioritized tasks count to 0
• A task that is Queued should have a deadline date
• Work on tasks In progress first, then take tasks from Today, then from Queued

## Task management progression

If you've never done task management before, I suggest you do not start by applying all the above at once. First, start by simply recording the tasks you need to get done (title only). Once you've recorded most of the tasks you have to deal with, start giving them an important/urgent assignation. It will help you rapidly determine which tasks should be done and which ones are nice to have, but not critical, or even not really useful if you think about it. Once you are able to have this information for most of your tasks, then you should start giving them effort and value estimates. Once you've reached this point, you will have a much better grasp on the importance of your tasks, as well as their potential impact in terms of value, as well as to the amount of effort it will require from you.