I work as an electrical engineer, and sometimes when work gets busy (read: most of the time) there are so many various tasks and things to remember to take care of later that it can get difficult to track.
In the past I've tried using a notebook, email, or outlook to keep track of tasks, but eventually it gets too unweildly and difficult to manage.
Lately I've been thinking about trying to use a bug tracker such as Mantis or Bugzilla to keep track of my tasks and work (instead of programming bugs). The reason I feel hesitant to do this is that all of these bug trackers are, well, designed with programming in mind.
Some examples I would track:
- Oscillator takes too long to stabilize after power-up
- Write documentation for user updates to software
- Measure the impedance on the input lines
- Simulate the power circuit
Can a bug tracker be used as a task manager for things other than programming? Can a "remember to check this later" notepad be used for things other than programming? Would this be a viable long term strategy?