101 ( +1 | -1 ) chess project managerNew years resolution is to manage my chess time more effectively. So i am lookinmg for a simple free ware project manager. I have microsoft outlook so i already have task, calendar reminder etc. I am looking for the increased power of a project manager that i input tasks and available times and the programme schedules it, calculates if the total time you think you need fits into the time available, enters it into a schedule/calendar for a whole year or smaller time periods and reminds me if I am behind time. Yes I know it can all be done by hand but a project manager is so much better at the maths and so much quicker.
I think the programme below does this but is not free.
117 ( +1 | -1 ) Alice,I don't know about project management software, but if I can offer an unsolicited observation, I'd say you may be a lot like me if you tend to build elaborate structures for chess study. I fight that impulse all the time, because the elaborate ones always fall apart and building and adjusting them actually takes away time from study. * Right now, I'm at the simplest I've been in a long time. I do some tactical diagrams everyday. I've worked through a couple of 300 problem books that way. I don't have the patterns imprinted in my mind as well as I'd like to yet, but I'm going to really learn those books so I have 600 patterns burned in my brain. * Then, if I get the tactical work done on any given day, I turn to the particular subject that I'm studying in addition to tactics. Endgame, openings, review my own games, strategy, game collections. These days I do only one book at a time. I lose the thread if I try to do more - my elaborate structure inevitably collapses. I'm late middle-saged and it's taken me a long time to realize I can't do everything at once! * Like I said, this was unsolicited and please ignore it if my issues don't apply to you. Whatever you do, I hope you enjoy your studies! ws