Year long calendar planning ideas?
Looking for some suggestions on dealing with things that will need to be scheduled at some point, specific date uncertain while under going current planning process.
I've toyed with putting items into a gantt chart, I've tride a 12 month excel based calendar and neither work well in my opinion.
For example, I have quarterly staff meetings that need to be scheduled. They're dependant on my VP staff meetings of which not all are scheduled at this point in the year. I also have quarterly budget reviews, business reviews etc. All of which need to happen in a quarter, but are not scheduled right now as we go through planning.
Wondering what ideas you all have to track these items, make sure they get scheduled and are in a format that is dynamic so as things are added the whole system doesn't need to be re-written. Was thinking of a simple outline format, but I do like the idea of a visual such as a gantt chart in order to view the "big picture" so that the heavy activity months or weeks are clear as travel and other meetings get booked.
I hesitate to place ticklers on my calendar or in a tickler file because i don't want the clutter on the calendar and with both of those ideas a review of all pending future items might be a challenge.
Thanks in advance,
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