Project managers have the responsibility of the planning, procurement, and execution of a project, in any undertaking that has a defined scope, defined start and a defined finish; regardless of industry.
It's time for YOU to get more CONCEPTS, more WORK and more PROJECTS done than ever before. The PROJECT MANAGER planner is more than a daily, weekly, or even monthly planner. This planner is a workbook, a journal, a sketchbook, and an accountability planner that will help empower and motivate you to get all your projects done and then some. Use this planner every day to crush your deadlines and up your productivity.
I know from experience that procrastination is the killer of dreams and productivity. This planner was created to help me be a more productive artist and creator. The PROJECT MANAGER took over two years to complete and presented many trials and failures along the way, but since there were no planners that met my needs, I set out to create what I was looking for! I am so proud of the hard work, blood, sweat, and tears that went into creating the PROJECT MANAGER planner, and am so excited to be able to share it with everyone here on Kickstarter.
Thank you all so very much for all the support you have shown me and the PROJECT MANAGER. It's time to seize the day, get to work, be creative, and get your projects done!
-Bryan Tillman, Founder, Kaiser Studio Productions
STARTING OFF STRONG!
Set the tone by designing the first page how you see fit, and by setting five goals that you want to accomplish by the end of the month. Once you have done that, create a list of the supplies needed, any tutorials that will help you accomplish these goals, and any relevant events you need or would like to attend during the month.
EXTRAORDINARY STARTS WITH A GREAT PLAN!
One of the most common things that you will find in planners are the monthly calendars, but what you normally won't see is TWO monthly calendars per month. The PROJECT MANAGER provides you with a calendar for everyday life and one for your social media production. Now there is no excuse as to why you aren't producing content for social media.
The next section that is unique to the PROJECT MANAGER is the monthly project accountability section. Within these two pages are many checks and balances to ensure that you will be able to complete the main project that you are working on. Not only does this section have a tracker, but the month is broken into weeks and individual days for you to plan out tasks. Complete your tasks on a weekly basis and assign yourself some rewards!
No accountability spread would be complete without some reflection questions and this spread is no different. This will enable you to assess where adjustments are needed to ensure that you crush your next project.
WEEK TO WEEK BASIS!
The weekly section enables you to incrementally reflect on your accomplishments and provides a great place to assign smaller projects that help complete the larger projects you have planned.
BUT I'M MORE OF A VISUAL PERSON!
Being able to visually track things like health, reading, drawing, exercising, relationships, or anything else you might think of, is a great way to keep tabs on areas that may need improvement. This single daily tracker allows you to create and track up to three umbrella topics and five sub-sections under each umbrella.
WHERE'S THE MEAT?
The daily section of the PROJECT MANAGER is the meat and potatoes of this planner. This two-page spread for each day of the month is stuffed with a multitude of sections to keep you on task and to supercharge your productivity. Here is everything that is stuffed into these two pages:
Hours of Sleep
Social Media Posting
LOOKING BACK AT THE PAST!
When one has made such an effort to boost their productivity, they must to be willing to look back on their successes and where they need improvement; that is exactly where the MONTHLY SUMMARY comes into play. This section allows you to reflect on the goals you set out to accomplish, your social media standings, highlights, and distractions, in order to make next month even better.
WHO ARE YOU AGAIN?
As creatives, content creators, and project completers, we are always collecting business cards from the people we meet and there is nothing worse than forgetting why you have or who gave you a card. This section is at the end of every month and allows you to jot down notes so that you will never forget why you actually have the card.
I'M MORE OF A WRITER!
That's great! There is a notes section at the end of the planner that is dedicated to notes, ideas, journaling, story writing, brainstorming and anything that would require lined pages.
I'M MORE OF AN ARTIST!
That too is equally great! There is a section after the notes section that is a dedicated sketchbook area. Nothing but open pages so that you can doodle, design, plan, brainstorm, draw, and anything else that might require blank pages.
As a professor of the arts, I am always telling my students to stay on task, that they should be working more and that, yes, they do have enough time to complete their projects. But they weren't the only reason why I created this planner. To be honest it was for me! I WAS notorious about procrastinating when it came to doing projects and it was my wife who suggested using a planner.
The only problem was that there just wasn't anything out there that worked for me. So, I started on my journey to make something that would. I spent many months drawing layouts in my sketchbooks, using different sizes and even switching to a traveler's notebook. I realized, however, that I was just recreating planners that already existed and knew that these would not meet my needs.
I discovered that what I REALLY needed was a planner that would force me to look at my progress every day. A planner that would enable me to keep track of productivity AND accountability. This planner has upped my productivity, my creativity and my motivation and I hope that, by sharing this with the world, it too will help others do the same.