Let’s say you have a project: "prepare accounts for ABC to 31 August 2006". This will generate sub-projects: e.g. “have meeting with staff in advance of assignment” which has a set of key steps associated with it : read file, prepare agenda of key issues, select staff, arrange room etc.
But it always feels odd to me to have a main project like “prepare accounts for ABC to 31 August 2006”, and related sub-projects, on the same project list.
It feels as if the NA of the main project is actually another project (arrange meeting with staff).
Alternatively, I could say that the NA of the sub-project is also the NA of the overall project (“read file for key issues").
I know my projects list is supposed to be an index of all my open loops, but it seems uneven to have both the main project and one or more sub-projects on the same list.
Or, is it better to list the sub-projects on a project control sheet? And then does each sub-project get its own NA, creating a situation where one overall project has a selection of NAs associated with it? (e.g. “request file from storage” “phone client re start date” “phone tax department for current issues to bring to the planning meeting” etc)