- A coin envelope is the perfect size to hold index cards, and other smallish support stuff.
A label on the left identifies the project name.
When the plan is complete, the cards are clipped, in order, to the envelope, and hung on the project list board.
- The project goal is stapled to the envelope flap. When the envelope is closed, the back side has the goal, which makes it easy to refer to, even when a bunch of stuff is clipped to the front.
- Metadata in the upper right corner of each project step "links" the card to its folder.
That way, when it's time I can put the card on the "@Next Actions" board, and quickly reference the project plan.
- Project steps are written as actions; that is, they're atomic actions to be taken, rather than subgoals.
When I lay them out like this and go over them, it becomes dead easy to recognize when I've left something out.