This template is based on the P.A.R.A. method, with each letter meaning Projects, Areas, Resources, Archives. According to Fortelabs, creators of the method, every project – professional and otherwise – is made up of these four top-level categories. As a result, the P.A.R.A Dashboard template consists of four respective databases intended to help you manage all aspects of a project.
For the Projects database, here is where all the projects are stored, along with their due dates and updates regarding their progress. The Areas database creates the connection between each project and the particular subject area of your work or life that it is related to. The Resources database stores all supporting information for your projects, such as links for websites, articles, videos, etc. Finally, the Archives database is used to store items that you no longer need.