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Project Management

People use to-do lists, calendar plans and more to organize projects.

In 2006 and 2007 I took part as a junior researcher in a project led by Richard Murray, a professor of the CDS department at Caltech. He used GOTChA charts as the main project management tool.

A GOTChA is a 2x2 matrix with:

You can present a GOTCahA chart as a table:

Goal
  • Sub-goal 1
  • Sub-goal 2
  • </td>
Challenges
  • Challenge 1
  • Challenge 2
  • </td></td> </tr>
Objectives
  • Objective 1
  • Objective 2
  • </td> </td>
Approach
  • Approach 1
  • Approach 2
  • </td> </td> </tr> </table> </pre> You can also present it as a tree: * Goal 1 * Objective 1 * Challenge 1 * Approach 1 * Challenge 2 * Approach 1 * Approach 2 * Objective 2 * Challenge 1 * Approach 1 * Goal 2 * Objective 1 * Challenge 1 * Approach 1 * Approach 2