Project Support Material
For me project plans are nothing more than project support material.
I have a "Project Information Sheet" for each project and in there I list things the project outcome, any future actions I may have brainstormed, random notes, and then specific notes on project history (e.g. actions I took that I want to record for some reason). I have a subsection in this PIS that I call "reference" and there I link to any project support material folders (e.g. a spreadsheet) or systems (e.g. Asana) that are related to the project. I then keep next actions I need to park (aka defer) on my action lists.
I don't make it granular - I keep it as simple as possible. If for instance there are 8 @Computer tasks in the project plan that are all next actions, I'll add just one @Computer action in my list manager and refer to the project plan or a specific list view so I can look them up individually.
I played project and programme management roles for several years using this method and it's worked really well for me.
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