Goal: Get used to noticing learning-focused micro-projects that I do already. Get used to thinking about the steps I do in those projects. Reflect on projects in general.
- What counts as a micro-project? I’ll start by aiming for projects that take less than three minutes to complete. I considered having a one minute limit, but that seems too short. I had trouble thinking of projects that would take under a minute. But I can think of more that take under three minutes. And a project that takes under three minutes is still pretty simple.
- How should I report on the micro-projects? I considered doing the project steps listed in this Doing a Project post or writing lists of steps for each project as in this Write Down Projects post. Those seamed too difficult. So I’m going to start with something easier: write a brief, informal report on each one. It may end up that some of the informal reports contain the steps for the micro-project and/or some other elements of a formal project plan, but they don’t have to.
- How many of this kind of micro-project should I do? It seems like at least twenty would be good, to get used to the thinking.
Evaluation: I would like to remember to evaluate this project once I’ve finished it.
Possible next steps: Maybe do more micro-projects and use more formal reporting or planning. Maybe do slightly longer projects. Maybe make some kind of diagram of how my micro-projects are related to each other.
Questions for others: Can you see any problems with this project? Any improvements I could make to it? Any reasons I shouldn’t do it?