The Critical Tasks List is a way to ensure that what you set out to do is actually possible with the timeframe and budget you have available. This is useful when working alone, but becomes even more important when you need to focus and align your work with others. The list provides a common reference point which everyone can use to keep track of how things are progressing. This enables you to manage your projects by focusing on the tasks at hand.
It’s a simple thing to do – and taking the time to do it can really help when you’re in danger of being overwhelmed by the amount of work that needs to be done, or worried about how exactly an idea is going to be implemented. When your work starts to grow, and tasks start being shared amongst a large group of people, you may want to shift to a more dynamic and professional project management tool. The Critical Task list is a first step to develop a routine in organising your ongoing work.