Identify who is responsible for each step and who will be supporting them. Support people are not responsible for the outcome of an step, but they assist in the process. Provide a clear schedule for completing steps. Your final goal may be a short_term project or take years to complete. It's important to break down the timeline for each step along the way.List the resources necessary for accomplishing steps. If sufficient resources are not currently available, include a plan for their acquisition.
Character master list. Got a lot of characters? This "quick and dirty" list helps you remember who's who at a glance. Add names, ages, and comments. Drop in a photo or drawing of each character to help you visualize your story.