“Whenever there is a big family thing, like a birthday party, there’s a workback schedule. T-minus four
weeks, I’m the one that has to be cognizant of the workbacks.”
—Anna, 33, Product Marketing, Seattle, WA.
DRAG AND DROP EACH TASK TO THE CORRESPONDING WEEK
I have to generate the invite list.
How many people can we invite?
There are friends we’ll definitely want to be there. Let’s check with them.
We need to pick the best date for the party.
Who to invite.
Adding invite to calendar.
Deciding which gift to buy.
Researching which gift to buy.
Figuring out the budget for the gift.
Deciding on party favors.
Researching which party favors buy.
Asking what kind of cakes the birthday person wants.
If baking the cake, knowing which ingredients are needed.
If baking the cake, researching the kind of cake to bake.
If purchasing the cake, researching where to buy cake.
If purchasing the cake, ordering the cake in time.
If purchasing the cake, picking up the cake.
Deciding on cake size.
Deciding on invite medium.
Generating the invite.
Sending out the invite.