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    DOWNLOAD: Use this action item log to keep project team meetings on task

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    by jodygilbert ·

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    • #3090990

      useful

      by pwor ·

      In reply to DOWNLOAD: Use this action item log to keep project team meetings on task

      Too often people look at MSProject Gantt charts and switch off. This action item log is useful for weekly progress tracking as well as reminding people what their short term targets are.

    • #3133713

      Why MS Word insted OpenDocument or PDF?

      by xquery ·

      In reply to DOWNLOAD: Use this action item log to keep project team meetings on task

      i don`t have MS Word and when i open office docs from TR in Open Office 2.0 almost every time they little disordered. Can TR provide several versions of published document (at least Open Document Format & PDF, all Microsoft Documents types can be optional 🙂

      • #3133584

        Cannot open document

        by h.lancaster ·

        In reply to Why MS Word insted OpenDocument or PDF?

        I’ve got Word XP and I still couldn’t open the file, so I’ve no idea what it contains.

        • #3133539

          E-mail copy

          by jodygilbert ·

          In reply to Cannot open document

          Hmmm. This one was saved out using the hidden data filter (for backward compatibility with WinXP), so I’m not sure why it’s acting up for you. If you want me to try e-mailing you a copy, feel free to drop me a note. Sorry for the problem.
          –Jody Gilbert
          TechRepublic Content Team

    • #3253329

      Word 2002 SP3

      by mwrose ·

      In reply to DOWNLOAD: Use this action item log to keep project team meetings on task

      Unable to download – crashes Word 2002 – download button does not even allow save of file and recover text – so what version of Word is necessary.

      • #3253208

        RE: Word 2002 SP3

        by dugadugdug ·

        In reply to Word 2002 SP3

        I was able to download it however when I go to open it states it should be opened read-only unless changes to it need to be resaved. Whether I click Yes or No it crashes Word. XP Pro SP2 workstation w/ most hotfixes.

        • #3254212

          Word 2002

          by hamild ·

          In reply to RE: Word 2002 SP3

          I’m also using Word 2002 and get the same symptoms. I also note the same on some other recent TR downloads in Word (for example, Computer Skills Eval)

    • #3253621

      can’t open either

      by flmagman ·

      In reply to DOWNLOAD: Use this action item log to keep project team meetings on task

      I’m interested in it, but can’t open it. Get same errors as others using word 2002. If you could email it to me that would be great.

    • #2519778

      Add rationale

      by mayukawa ·

      In reply to DOWNLOAD: Use this action item log to keep project team meetings on task

      Hi,
      I also find it useful to include a ‘rationale’ entry for the action item.
      Otherwise the activity output might not achieve the original intent. If there are alot of AI with a cross functional team this is even more useful.
      /Mike

      • #2519754

        more room maybe

        by midniteone ·

        In reply to Add rationale

        just a couple of thoughts –

        I agree that the rationale makes sense, also suggest that it might go to landscape not portrait. reason for saying that is that you need – well, I do – more space for notes/narrative at the end. that example of ‘plan was updated’ is a bit third hand passive – should maybe be (a) done (b) filed (c) advised other stakeholders 08/01/06 (d) review after 3 meetings

        I’m always a bit iffy about priorities too -H/M/L basically means that ‘L’ won’t get done.

        also in terms of keeping work moving, I find numbers helpful otherwise you get an accumulating morass of ‘M’s clogging up everybody’s to do lists.

        each to their own, I guess!

    • #2629337

      Response to Action Log

      by rsimon8 ·

      In reply to DOWNLOAD: Use this action item log to keep project team meetings on task

      Rather than a separate Action log, why not incorporate it in a separate ‘Issues/Action’ Section on the Project Plan? Each log entry has basically all the ingredients of a Task. I’ve always subscribed to a single songsheet for monitoring/controlling/ communicating. That songsheet is the project plan. Interested in your thoughts on this.

      Thanks

    • #2751875

      Excel can better facilitate filtering, organizing and automation of visual

      by Anonymous ·

      In reply to DOWNLOAD: Use this action item log to keep project team meetings on task

      I use Excel (can provide sample if need be) of tracking action items. You can do easier sorting – especially if your list of action items spans more than 10 items. You can also use conditional formatting to assist with visual clarity and expand or hide columns or rows as needed.

      Lisa

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