I just finished adding two new templates to the "Resources" section of the site. As with the others, they're released under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 2.5 Licence.
I've written about how useful tracking your time can be, and this is just a simple sheet to make the job easier. Although there are a lot of great computerised systems out there, printed sheets are still useful, especially for non-computer tasks.
This one is a little different, as it was created for software projects. However, I've found that some software methodologies (such as agile ones) are just as useful in non-software situations.
For me, a project sprint is really just a set of tasks to finish in a set timeframe. I usually stick to one or two week periods, as these are easier to manage. A project will consist of lots of sprints before it's completed, with each sprint creating something concrete and deliverable.
- BID – ID of the task (not required)
- EST –Estimated Time
- ACT –Actual Time
- CMP –Completed (just a tick goes here)
There's space on the back for a post-mortem, which is useful for improving the system and working out the kinks.