ISSUE #013

Checklist vs Task List

Checklist vs task list. Did you know that they aren’t the same thing?

Both tools help you organize your work and ensure that all project tasks are completed, but there is a key difference.

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The difference between a checklist and a task list is that a checklist also includes pre-steps.

A checklist is often used for more complex tasks that require multiple steps to be completed in a specific order.

For example, when flying an airplane, pilots use checklists to ensure a smooth flight.

Checklists are often static, while task lists can be dynamic.

Checklists are often used for quality control, while task lists are used for project coordination.

One of the greatest benefits of checklists is that they help prevent mistakes.

Everyone is prone to making errors and mistakes.

There are two kinds of errors we make.

  • Error 1: Ignorance (you didn’t know what you didn’t know.)
  • Error 2: Ineptitude (you did not utilize your knowledge or skills.)

Checklists, as it turns out a great way to ensure that you are always crossing your t’s and dotting your i’s, especially if you are doing a process more than once.

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