- Phone a friend – is there an ally or resource who can support you in completing the work? Also, this person can help with final copy editing and preparation of materials.
- Checklist – have you prepared a list of all the items that you need to complete and whether you have access to the materials or need to gather them from other resources?
- Reuse and recycle – do you have materials that you can leverage from other documents that have been prepared? There is no need to reinvent the wheel if you have clean content.
- Version control – use a document sharing system to ensure you have access to the latest materials so there are no issues when completing the final version.
While this may not help you for this particular effort, make sure you include a reminder when planning for upcoming fiscal year activities. It may save you time in the future. Best of luck in trying to beat the clock!