To-do lists are everywhere—on our phones, on paper, and in our heads, especially for the many personal and professional things we need to get done (reviewing a download request, going to the grocery store, planning an international trip, etc.). n.).

GitHub Issues is a core component of how developers get things done on GitHub, helping you launch ideas, projects, and software development all in one place. But as we’ve built more capabilities into projects, we’ve also discovered some fun and unique ways to use the new project experience for personal productivity.

In this post, I’ll cover some of the ways myself and other Hubbies have started using projects to organize both our professional and personal work, highlighting the endless possibilities of how we can use projects in our daily lives.

Organize your work by priority

One of the main keys to working productively is organizing all your tasks into a system that works for you.

Compiling a personal project is a great way to collect all the work items you’ve been assigned, prioritize them, and keep track of deadlines. Here’s how a senior software engineer, Jed Verityorganize your personal project:

Views 1 to 3: Focus on 🚢 delivery

View 4: Drill list

This view is a list of everything the tasks Jed needs to complete to complete his job – in order of priority.

View 5: By status

Finally, this status view allows Jed to get a better idea of ​​whether his workload is truly manageable or not.

Checking the status of open items

If you’re looking for a quick way to check open items you’re waiting for, there’s an easy way to do that, too. First, set your project’s visibility to private if you want to keep what you’re focusing on private. Second, create an open tab to filter any open/closed issues you are involved with. It’s so simple!

A key professional benefit of organizing a personal project is having all your issues/pull requests in one place. That way, when it’s time to put together your review or have a conversation with your manager about professional development, you know exactly where to find all your work.

💡 Professional advice: Use this GitHub action to automatically add newly created issues/pull requests to your projects. So you are always up to date.

Make it yours

While projects can help teams align between tasks and assignments, the inherent adaptability allows for an unlimited number of use cases when it comes to personal organization, and we’re just scratching the surface to explore how this feature can be used.

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Tips & tricks for using GitHub projects for personal productivity

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