(19) United States
(12) Patent Application Publication (io) Pub. No.: US 2005/0216328 Al
Clark (43) Pub. Date: Sep. 29,2005
(54) METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PLANNING, MONITORING, AND ILLUSTRATING MULTIPLE TASKS BASED ON USER DEFINED CRITERIA AND PREDICTIVE ABILITY
(76) Inventor: Douglas Clark, Washington, DC (US) Correspondence Address:
DICKSTEIN SHAPIRO MORIN & OSHINSKY
2101 L Street, NW
Washington, DC 20037 (US)
(21) Appl. No.: 11/090,038
(22) Filed: Mar. 28, 2005
Related U.S. Application Data
(63) Continuation of application No. 09/536,377, filed on Mar. 28, 2000.
Individual employees arc permitted to be individuals and plan their work as individuals. Individuals are only asked to plan their work within a limited tasking horizon. Employees track their progress using verbs that are designed to capture the reasons behind positive and negative predictive ability. Verbs are analyzed and expected predictive error, also know as risk, is calculated. Once verbs arc captured they can be analyzed for ways to improve predictive ability. In addition, the risk can be factored into the initial planning stage so as to include an expected predictive error in the initial planning. The cost, effort, churn and risk values of projects are then illustrated in a comparison form with historical limitations from past similar projects.