Project Management In Your Bullet Journal

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Bullet Journaling has taken the world by storm, with countless Bullet Journal page ideas circulating on the internet. Today, we’re narrowing down the focus to some exceptionally productive ones, specifically for work and project management.

It’s my pleasure to introduce Mark from @mark.your.pages, a Bullet Journal enthusiast who has mastered the art of incorporating this tool into his professional life.

Mark’s approach to Bullet Journaling is refreshingly practical. He isn’t just about making his journal look aesthetically pleasing, but he also ensures that it serves its primary purpose – to organize his thoughts, tasks, and projects efficiently.

That’s why I decided to invite him to Masha Plans, where he can share his insights and demonstrate Bullet Journal project management page ideas at work.

Mark’s way of using Bullet Journals goes beyond merely recording tasks. He uses it as a dynamic tool for brainstorming, tracking progress, setting milestones, and even reflecting on completed projects.

His methods are proof that Bullet Journaling can be more than just a hobby – it can be an essential component of your professional toolkit. Stay tuned as we delve into these productive Bullet Journal page ideas with Mark.

If you don’t know Mark, he is one of a few men in the Bullet Journal community, and I also had some great times when we both were part of the Archer and Olive design team.

If you want to get to know Mark and what he does, be sure to check his Instagram (where he rocks in Reels), YouTube channel, and his blog.

My Bullet Journal is something I use for all kinds of things, including for my work. And it helps me immensely to stay on top of things and move things along in my business.

I also get a lot of questions about using the Bullet Journal method for work, but I feel like using it for your own business is very different from using it for a corporate job. So, of course, I went to a specialist.

Mark was nice enough to agree to share his knowledge in project management and his page ideas on how your Bullet Journal can help you with that.

And I created a free printable to match his ideas, get more information on those at the end of the post.

That’s all for the introduction; let’s dive in and see what Mark has to say.

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Stationery Recommendations

I know I said we’ll start on the pages, but I wanted to mention supplies as well. After all, you’ll need some basic supplies to recreate these pages. And there are so many to choose from it’s easy to get confused and overwhelmed by the choice.

So here are some of my favorite supplies that I think you’ll love using as well:

  • Archer and Olive are my favorite journals, and you can get them 10% OFF with my code MASHA10.
  • Fineliners- you’ll need a good set for drawing and creating any lines in your Bullet Journal. Fineliners are pretty much a staple of Bullet Journaling. My choice is Sakura Pigma Micron, which also comes in sets with different nib sizes, allowing you to have a line thickness variety.
  • Tombow Fudenosuke – these small tip brushes will be perfect for brush lettering, smaller headers, or even for drawing.
  • Grey Tombow Dual Brush Pens – these are perfect for larger brush lettering, or you can also use them for highlighting. Or generally to add a bit of variety to your Bullet Journal pages.
  • Muji Pen – you’ll need a good writing pen, and this one is amazing! The ink flow is smooth, and the lines are thin.

Ok, now that you have all your supplies ready, let’s get comfortable in your home office or maybe in your actual office, and let’s look into these project management page ideas Mark has for you!

How To Use Bullet Journal In Project Management

Bullet Journaling is for more than just tracking your daily tasks or tracking your water intake – while I love to do both of those things in my own Bullet Journal, I also use my own Bullet Journal for project management.

Today, I wanted to share collection page templates that you can use to track a project using your Bullet Journal.

Project Starter Page

A project starter page is a collection page that has all the most important information when you start a new project. Even though project notes will go well beyond this one page, it’s a great way to get things in order. My project page is made of of the following parts:

  • Project Name
  • Start and end dates
  • Team members
  • Project overview
  • Major Milestones
  • Notes
Project Starter Page by @menwhobullet | Masha Plans

Once I have all of my project details and notes collected, I like to break projects down into smaller and more manageable parts. This is where my next collection page comes in handy.

Phase / Project Breakdown Collection Page

This page works similar to an organized brain dump or mind map. Across the top, you put each of the phases of your projects. Below each, you fill in activities of that phase. For example, as a part of Project A, I need to do research.

To help me break that down further, I build on that by adding details for User Testing and Competitor Analysis. 

Phase / Project Breakdown Collection Page by @menwhobullet | Masha Plans

Once I have each of these phases, I can then move into planning my project into a timeline.

Timeline Collection Page

These types of pages can take on many faces, but this is one that I like to use to plan out my project’s activities and give myself an overall view of a project. 

This collection page provides room for monthly or weekly timelines on the left vertical part of the page. Across the top, you add your phase activities and forecasted timeline blocks. You can be as specific with dates as you want or need when using this page.

I personally like to use weeks as my form of measurement of time because things change. For me, planning for a week of work is easier than day by day. But as I mentioned before, you need to find the right span of time to be most useful for project needs. 

Timeline Collection Page by @menwhobullet | Masha Plans

I have found a lot of success using these pages in my own Bullet Journal.

I hope that these collection page templates can be helpful for you as well as you manage and work on projects in and out of your Bullet Journal and planner.

Thank you, Mark for sharing these incredible tips and of course – for giving me an idea for yet another free printable.

And of course, as soon as Mark created a video about project management I know I should include it here, so be sure to give it a watch.

Free Printable: Project Started Bullet Journal Spread

Of course, I wanted to leave you with a printable spread, and what is better than the first step of project management?

The idea is 100% Mark’s since he is an expert in this.

You can get your printable in the Resources Vault, under the “Goals And Productivity” section.

If you don’t have access yet, you can always sign up in the form below.

Once you confirm your subscription, you’ll get the password to get 50+ free Bullet Journal printables, stickers, and worksheets to use right away.

If you’ve never used printables before, be sure to check my post How To Use Printables In Your Bullet Journal.

It’s pretty basic, and you can find all the supplies you need in my post Supplies For Using Bullet Journal Printables.

More Resources

There are many more page ideas and inspirations on this blog, so here are a few more blog posts for you to check out next:

>>> What are your favorite pages to use for project management? Let us know in the comments.

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And remember: Keep Bullet Journaling, and Don’t Be a Blob!

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