What is planning and why you need to plan
Planning – What Is It?
Planning is one of the most important skills for time management. Planning is preparing a sequence of actions you have to perform in order to achieve some specific goal. If you want your plan to be effective, it need to be suitable, executable and detailed. It concerns not only to business planning, but also to other areas of your life. Effective planning will help you to reduce time and effort of achieving your goals.
Why Planning Is Important?
- When your activity is unstructured, 80% of the effort gives only 20% of valuable outcome or even less. It is so called 80/20 Rule. If you have a good plan, you can focus on main things and avoid wasting time.
- Planning gives you a clear vision of what you have to do.
- It allows you to see how much you have moved up to your goal.
- You always know where you are, so you can take right decisions on where to go further and what to do next.
- Planning helps you to manage your time, money and other resources more effectively.
- Careful planning gives you possibility to foresee coming crises and problems, so you can escape or smoothen them.
How to Use VIP Software for Planning
- Make a list of actions you have to perform to achieve your goal. Use CTRL + ALT + A combination or Insert button to add a new item.
- Create several categories and distribute your ideas by them. To move an item to suitable category use Drag&Drop method or context menu.
- Set priority for each task. Use SHIFT + CTRL + UP to increase priority or SHIFT + CTRL + DOWN to decrease it.
- Estimate time required and set due date for each action.
- Set reminders - email, text message to your mobile, pop-up message box on your screen or sound alert.
VIP Software for Planning
VIP Software offers you different solutions for efficient and quick planning. VIP Organizer is multifunctional planning tool with lots of useful features, such as export to different file formats, tree-structured categories system and so on. VIP Simple To Do List is the most easy-to-use personal planner for moderate price. If you need possibility to delegate tasks to other people, we recommend you VIP Team To Do List – a powerful time management and scheduling application with advanced functionality.