I tried to set up Johnny Decimal a few times in the last several years, but never took the proper time while setting up, so it didn’t stick. This time I’m going slow, starting with my work set up.
I also have a little pile of topics I want to bring to the forum and hear what other people think, so here’s the first one!
In my job, I work many small projects that are individually simple and all for the same employer. It’s slightly too complicated for AC.ID and slightly too simple for PRO.AC.ID. I definitely have more than 10 projects, but within each project I don’t need 2 levels of organization.
Therefore, I think I’m going to go with something along the lines of PRC.ID
A little something like this (every project I work has a cool name):
010 - 019 ARROW 010 Programmatics 010.00 Program info (charge number type data) 010.01 Org Chart 010.02 Weekly Status Meetings ... etc 011 Concept Design 011.01 Doodad 011.02 Knickknack 011.03 Trinket ... etc 012 Detailed Design 013 Revisions 014 Misc Tasks 014.01 Calculate surface areas for Frank 020 - 029 ARCHER 030 - 039 PANDA 040-049 EMERALD
I would try to keep the categories consistent across projects, so I would know
021.04 is a concept design for Archer and
043.58 is a revision for Emerald, etc.
I’m thinking “keep it as simple as possible, but no simpler”.
What does everyone think of trying something like this?