Pinarik in depth, or my paper organizer

    The idea of ​​a pinarik as a map of the time of a lifetime on one sheet has been described for a long time and is well known. She even found incarnation in the virtual space, as the respected Irokez wrote in the topic “Pinarik Online” , with the submission of the respected McBernar (publication “Personal Time Management” ).

    I have an established system for organizing personal work, the description of which is the topic of one of the following publications. The system uses a certain method and a bunch of PDAs, Outlook, and some web services, however, there are situations when there is a need to steer from a sheet during the day. That is, to have a daily schedule on paper, all the more so anyway, always with you an organizer of A5 format on split rings, in which there is a pinarik and a strategy.

    I never liked traditional organizers with their linear “vertical” structure of the day. My approach requires the ability to have an overview of the whole day and flexibly handle tasks, but what if the schedule is on paper? How to deploy a pinaric cell daily? Here's what it looks like:


    A5 format template in the DOC file is available here , about the rest - below.

    So, consider an example of a form with marked areas.


    1. The scope of tasks and events that are programmed with a time reference. Elements of a plan of this kind may not have the duration reflected in the area, but if the call should be made at 14.22 ... then this task is here.
    2. A map of the time of day, an analogue of the Gantt chart. An enormous convenience is that you do not need to push a new task for 11 hours between 10.30 and 11.30. You write it to the very bottom of the list, and in the time box you draw a circle. Everything, scanning the map of the day from left to right, you can clearly see what and when is planned. And on the drum where it is recorded.
    3. Column to indicate the exact time the task started.
    4. String for TM maniacs. As in the pinaric we cross out the days, so here we cross out the past hours. Ideally - an hour has passed, crossed out a fragment of the line.
    5. Actually the watch column.
    6. What I love my paper organizer for is the opportunity to transfer tasks. Try to repeat this trick on a sheet of classic format. The task itself is in place, only time has changed.
    7. To do list area. This is written that does not have a time reference. It can be grouped according to various criteria, for example, it is convenient to have telephone calls in one group, or to combine them by territorial affiliation. “Office”, “Bank”, “Object”, “ABS Company” and so on.
    8. Area of ​​arbitrary notes.
    9. But this is a daily checklist. Contains nine stable task-elements, the implementation of which is checked. For example, “Pinarik marked”, “Pindicator is full” and other things that, for example, we want to add to the habit. “Three stops on foot”, “100 push-ups”, “New book - 30 minutes” and so on. It has become a habit - we change the form, only business.

    The fixation with large strokes of what happened in reality in a given day has a good stimulating effect. If the plan is indicated at the top of the lines, then the fact is crossed out at the bottom, preferably in a different color. One task departed, the second was not done at all, and from 11 to 12 an unscheduled task was generally done, from 16 to 17 I don’t stupidly remember. It's okay, this is life, it's normal, but food for thought is still there.

    The archive of such schedules is fantastically valuable material. Once he drove the launch of a project office in one well-known bank. "Dossier" - three hundred sheets of A4. It is read as a detective tragicomedy with an optimistic ending, a book can be written.

    Made this schedule format in Outlook, through custom user views. In general - nothing, and Ganttik turns out to be convenient, but - such a structure does not synchronize with the communicator, and this kills all personal technology in the bud.

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