Eric James describes How To Bake A Tidy Tinderbox Project Manager.

Because this particular project has a definite deadline – my publishers want to see a full first draft by the end of November (eek!) – making sure that I am being realistic about what can be done, as opposed to what in an ideal world I would still like to get done (in my experience no creative project really feels completed) is a high priority. So what I needed was some way within that Tinderbox document of planning the fortunes and wherewithals of actual and potential pieces of the rest of the document; and what I came up with was my home-baked Tinderbox Project manager.