With all of this, it has become hard to get a good grip on my actual work load and give clients a realistic delivery date of a project. Most project planning tools available are designed for large projects executed by multi-person teams doing tasks that are defined in days and not hours. These tools also find it difficult to manage multi-tasking: one person who is working on more than one project at a time.
So, I wonder whether you have come across a tool that allows me to do the following:
- Quickly add lots of short projects
- Sync with a calendar to take into account holidays and other commitments
- Put in hard deadlines for some projects, while leaving others open
- Allow multi-tasking