> draw up half page outline spec for software idea [for a programming project]
The Page Count way of doing drafting/brainstorming tasks didn't work well for me, maybe my perfectionism. Now I use a time criteria, which does work - from this week's list:
CPAF Connection PRJ: 1-hr Plan
Apartment PRJ: 1-hr Summer Mid-course Correction
I might have a project, for example:
5-hr Investing Plan PRJ
which would not do any investing per se, only prescribe a methodology for such, with associated PRJ/NA/TICKLER/CALENDAR/S-M items.
This preference would differ per person, of course.