Handling the Hot List

SkedPal helps you to have a realistic plan. When tasks or projects fall into the hot list, it’s a warning that your plan is not realistic.

Assuming that you’re not a novice user, and have setup your Time Maps and planning time frames properly, tasks or projects added to the hot list can have either of the following reasons:

 

Missed the Plan – As the name implies, your original intent to complete the task did not happen.

Actions you may take to resolve:

Mark it complete if you’ve already complete it

Defer it. An easy-to-use user interface is provided to quickly defer your hot items.

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Put it on the backburner. This is like saying ‘I’d like to keep it in my focus area and have it scheduled as soon as some space opens up on my calendar’.

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Deschedule it. Or, take it out of your FOCUS area for now. You may return to it in your next weekly review and decide to add it to your next sprint plan.

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Dismiss it. By dismissing it, you will instruct SkedPal to take this item out of the Hot List without doing any of the above actions.

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Unavailable – There is insufficient time to schedule this task, or project

Actions you may take to resolve:

  • Raise the priority of this task by flagging it. This will try to accommodate this task and find alternative tasks (if required) to replace this one in your hot list. In other words, SkedPal finds what should NOT be done if this has to be done.

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Defer it. An easy-to-use user interface is provided to quickly defer your hot items.

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Put it on the backburner. This is like saying ‘I’d like to keep it in my focus area and have it scheduled as soon as some space opens up on my calendar’.

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Deschedule it. Or, take it out of your FOCUS area for now. You may return to it in your next weekly review and decide to add it to your next sprint plan.

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Dismiss it. By dismissing it, you will instruct SkedPal to take this item out of the Hot List without doing any of the above actions.

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Overdue – You have set a hard due date for this task or project, and it seems to be overdue!

 

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