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See the forest and the trees with a timeline chart

  • Sometimes a project is simply too big for a to-do list. When you have multiple or overlapping tasks, a timeline chart can help you see prerequisites and deadlines at a glance.

    In school, timelines probably helped you memorise important dates in history. But that doesn’t mean they’re only useful in the classroom. In the office, timelines are an effective way to get a team or department on the same page. Timeline schedules are also great for tracking projects with lots of dependent tasks that can only begin when others end.

  • Timelines aren’t just great for project tracking. They also:

    • Prompt you to consider projects on short- and long-term levels so you’re always moving forward toward larger goals.
    • Put tasks in a real-world, realtime context for better scheduling and collaboration.
    • Allow you to easily pinpoint gaps or misordering in your task sequence — for example, if you’ve scheduled a trip to the mall three days after your high school reunion.

    When you write your goals down and keep them front and centre, you’re far more likely to accomplish them. Write out your tasks on a timeline and you’ll be done faster than you can say, 'Time’s up!'

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