As I forge ahead on my dissertation journey, one thing is for sure, it takes meticulous planning and organization. Something that despite appearances, I am not good at! In that vein, I want to share with you something that I just signed up for and have started to use to plan my dissertation steps. It is similar to a pert chart but more intuitive and colorful. Also, it is online and free.
The web site is called Tom's Planner. The planner is set up like a Gnatt chart. The website has a demo that you can play with to see if this format works for you. I am excited. Particularly, with research each step takes a great deal of planning. It is almost like a domino effect, miss a deadline and it will throw everything else off. This will allow me to set due dates for each step and plan ahead. Interestingly, they have templates for dissertations.
I posted a picture of what I have so far... Hmmm, looks like I have a lot of planning to do!