For me a designer must have the skill to manage a project (organization, team work...). They have to have a global view of the project, about the duration of it, the different deadlines or clients meeting, to go further in the detail organization (day per day, week schedule, task for each people of the team, of the day...).

My tools :
• Precice schedule (global, week and day schedule)
• List of the different task to do (global, week and day tasks, for each people)
• Schedule for the meeting with contacts (experts, user, clients)
• Clear brief