That's right, a good feature tracking tool will help you get the abs you've always wanted. How? With all the time you'll save you can easily squeeze in five minutes to work your core. I'm only half kidding. Imagine, if running a tighter, more organized, project wins you back 10-30 minutes per day what would you do with that time?
Continuing my efforts to make free and easy to use project management tools available to you I've just uploaded a simple feature tracking sheet to the resources page. According to my Google search a feature is "a distinctive attribute or aspect of something." For our purposes features are the individual components of a larger project. For example: if you're building a theater show you might start breaking down features by category: story, script, costumes, lighting, set, etc. Each of those represent some component of the larger whole.
There are tons of great tools out there for tracking features within a project (Agile, Kanban, Trello, Pivotal Tracker, etc) but I wanted something simple with little friction between my ideas and decisions so I made this tracking sheet. It's good for quick planning alongside other tools like those listed above. For smaller projects this worksheet might be all you need but for larger projects with multiple collaborators you could use this to sketch your project then migrate your features to something like Trello.
The Priority column is a drop down menu with three values: 1 (this feature needs to happen), 2 (it would be great if this feature happened) and 3 (life will go on if this feature doesn't happen). Feel free to modify this document to suit your needs: add new columns, copy and paste to extend the existing columns, etc.
Feel free to contact me with any questions!