For very small projects of short duration, it is absurd to consider a series of automated methods. The overhead and hassle of using software and other tools outweigh the beneﬁts. You could manually summarize and ﬁnd the critical path in projects of up to, say, 40 tasks. However, for projects of any size there are still other administrative activities. Here we consider the project ﬁle, handling project documents, project meeting notes, and manual methods for tracking and managing small projects. These are critical in small, manual projects because they often consist of the body of methods and tools. We also consider at what point automated methods should be introduced into a manual project.