I’ve tried various tools to help organize and manage PROSPRA Projects.
My current objective is to develop general templates for managing projects that can be adapted specifically for individual needs. Therefore, flexibility is key. It is a foundation of PROSPRA, that the 7 steps can be customized to match the context of specific projects. For example, Rewards might be called restrictions, expectations, or some other measurable outcome. Steps might be combined, especially in repetitive projects.
PROSPRA provides a framework for complex problem solving. It is most used for one-off projects, but is also adaptable for repeating problems. PROSPRA has 4 pre-production planning steps, then 3 action steps. This article focuses on planning my complex problem solving service.
Repeating problems apply to many of my websites. Visitors need help, and solutions are often too complex for a simple to-do list. I need to provide visitors with a simple framework whereby they can create their own PROSPRA project(s) to solve their specific complex problem. So, what must I do to provide such a service? Here’s a short PROSPRA project to find a solution.
This follows Starting PROSPRA in a Spreadsheet. Take a look at it to understand why I use spreadsheets for many PROSPRA projects. More importantly, see the important principles for starting a PROSPRA spreadsheet.
If you cannot see how PROSPRA will help, please let me know. I realize that it is too simple for complex projects with many inter-related tasks. For other projects, I’d love to help you manage your tasks more efficiently.
It’s best to learn by doing, so here is how to maintain PROSPRA projects in a spreadsheet.
Spreadsheets are a great tool for task management.
I use them on a daily basis to manage tasks for several projects. My job is creating websites, but the principles apply to any job. The purpose is clear – organize a list of tasks, ensuring they are completed when required, and maintain a history so completed tasks can be reviewed if necessary.
Spreadsheets are also a great tool for explaining the principles of PROSPRA.
Today, I am going to start a small series about PROSPRA principles in spreadsheets. I will explain how to get started here. In the next installment, I will explain the important steps involved in simple project management. I will conclude with some ideas for combining multiple projects in a single management spreadsheet.