Ever since I started working back in 2006, I’ve used a notebook. Initially, I didn’t have a system, I just wrote things down. Then, about seven years ago, when I became a scrum master, my notebook became more important. As a tester, I could use my team’s board to keep track of my work. As a scrum master, none of my work was on the board. And even though my role has changed several times since then, my need for keeping track of things hasn’t.
So somewhere along the way - and to be honest I forgot when exactly - I created my own system of note-taking based on bullet journaling. It’s simple and straightforward. It helps me plan my day, list possible future actions, and keep a record of what I’ve been doing. On the one hand it seems like something small and simple. On the other hand it has been a major help to me, so I figured it’s worth sharing.