A Free Project Management Template for Writers
If you’re like me, you find the project management side of creative work to be… Wait, what’s project management? My point exactly.
For years, I’ve been trying to find a project management strategy that worked. The biggest challenge is finding a timeframe that suits creative work. Yearly and often even quarterly targets seem too distant to plan, while monthly and weekly systems are too short to really dig into a project.
A few months ago, I came across Jason Fried’s work at Basecamp, a company that runs a software platform for project managers and teams (this was the interview that first got me hooked on his approach). Fried relies on a particular iteration of the six-week project cycle that can be used to manage projects of differing scales and timeframes at once.
I began considering how to apply his principles to writing and creative content production. Although writers don’t typically work with collaborative, corporate teams, many of us would still benefit from this kind of cycle…
For the next few days, I’ll be talking more about how to implement this system. For now, make sure to check out this free, printable template: 6+2-Week-Project-Cycle-for-Writers.
Originally published in March 2018 on www.thewritersloom.com.