About the Do-List


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H2OS includes a do-list feature.


The do-list can be used to store, manage and track work items, from the original idea through completion of necessary tasks.


The do-list is stored in a table of your H2OS database. It contains 1 record for each item on the list.


Items on the list are assigned priorities and follow-up dates, which in turn can cause reminders to be added to the H2OS calendar, and subsequently appear on the Reminders screen as dates are reached.  



There are several reports that show the status of the do-list for contemporary or historical purposes (a by-product of the do-list is a historical record of tasks performed)


As with any list, it can be used effectively - or not. If used in a dedicated and disciplined way, the do-list can represent an overview of company projects in summary format along with drill-down to supporting details. We use it ourselves and have decided to include it with H2OS for our customers. We hope you'll find as useful as we do.


There are many tips and tricks to using a do-list, and if you're interested in reading what others have to say, google "value of a do-list" or similar search words. Here's one such article.


The do-list is shared by computers on a LAN installation.  


Many software products provide a do-list feature, and most do pretty much the same thing. The essential ingredients are the list itself and management's commitment to using it.  As anyone who has used computers to manage lists knows, once you get it working, there's no going back to the old way. They are that useful, regardless of which software you use. We like our rendition, of course, but we urge you to compare our do-list with others to select the best for your particular needs.


You can add and remove project and group names simply by using or deleting them. You cannot delete a project or group for which items are still open.  


Successfully using list managers really depends upon your (management) commitment to the process (not the tool). Properly managed information systems such as a do-list are a true asset for your business, but it's value is directly proportionate to how it's regarded.


For the manager, this means a commitment and habitual discipline to "work the system" by continuous and ongoing review of the records in the system. When workers see the manager is using and paying attention to the system, they will too. If a manager does not regard the system as valuable, workers will share this perception as well.


The basic ingredients of the H2OS do-list system are:





We love our H2OS do-list, and we actually use it






Also see:


how to use the do-list
adding a do-list item

browsing the do-list

the do-list report

The treeview display

Detached do-list display