A large part of our curriculum is planning, which includes written pieces as well as visual representations. To complement our Action Plans, our class made Timelines to map out how long each Milestone in our projects should take. To do so, we used Gantt charts. We added a start and end day for each Milestone and calculated the amount of Action Steps needed for each Milestone. The purple bars represent the length of each Milestone. The dark purple is the Action Steps we’ve completed, and the light purple has not been started or completed yet. The yellow vertical bar is the current day and where we should be in our projects at this point. The picture I have inserted above demonstrates an example of my Gantt Chart.
I have already completed two of my Milestones, creating a platform for my online portion and creating my first round of content for my POC. Besides those, I have eight other milestones, two of which are on-going and don’t exactly have an official end date. As you can see, I am 5 days behind on a song review and an album review. I was away since Friday, the 23rd and didn’t have as much time as I thought I would’ve had to work on my project during that time. I have just completed one song review today, and I will work hard over the weekend to complete the other song review and the album review to catch myself back up.
As time is quickly ticking away, I’ve realized we have only two months left in our Propel semester. That means it’s time for me to work hard and get my head in the game. The next few weeks are jammed packed with a song review, two album reviews and a concert review. Throughout that time, I will also need to find one more person to be interviewed for the Impact of Rock ‘N Roll interview. Once all candidates are booked, I will need to find a time where they can meet to be interviewed. I can already imagine writing this article will take a while, so I’d like to have the interviews finished as fast as I can. Which means, the next few weeks will be fast paced and I will be working hard, and late into the night. I still need to make questions for the interviews as well, which is stressing me out.
I just need to take a deep breath and relax. With a lot of effort and dedication, I will complete my project by the end of January, and it will be great.