By Deane Barker on June 27, 2007

geeXP: this may seem kind of silly, but there’s probably some validity to it.

geeXP is a new approach to managing your projects and tasks, in a fun way, that rewards you for making progress on your own projects.

Think of it like a Massively Multiplayer Online RPG, where you choose from classes like Java Wizard and Ruby Rogue, and gain levels and xp for every step you take toward completing your own projects. Be extra productive and you might find hidden treasures and win prizes.

People will compete to “win” at something. I’ve found that one of the most motivational things on LinkedIn is the “your profile is X% complete” indicator. I filled out a lot more information than I normally would have to get that silly indicator to 100%.