Learnt few good tips and tricks from many good people in the community during the year gone by. And further from experience, here is a list/quickie of points that one should always remember while planning, managing projects.

*TO-DO*

* Plan, organize and execute team activities and tasks, team work is the way to go
* Try to meet your target on an 8-hour, 5-day basis
* Realistic and measurable deadlines
* No Procrastination
* Distribute work properly, delegate effectively
* Perform your tasks smarter, not harder nor longer
* Find more time for your family, social life, leisure, exercise and your interests

*PROJECT RISK FACTORS*

* Lack of team skill and head count
* Unrealistic schedules and budget
* Developing the wrong software functions
* Developing the wrong user interface
* Gold plating
* Continuing stream of requirement changes
* Shortfalls in externally furnished components
* Shortfalls in performed tasks
* Real-time performance shortfalls
* Straining technical architecture
* No or little planning

*Never estimate quote/price or timeline without a set of project requirements.*

And here is "How to Stick to Your New Year's Resolutions (How to Stick to Your New Year's Resolutions)":http://www.ehow.com/howp_135341_stick-new-years.html.