For the past few months, I've been using spreadsheets to track progress in the three One Name Studies I manage, keeping track of profiles added, whether they have any sources at all, their sourcing level (tracking 0 to 3 primary sources), whether they're connected to the main tree, and how many categories have been applied.
(One that last measure, I figure that most people should have two to three categories at minimum: place of birth, place of death, and the cemetery in which they were buried. For people who show the same occupation in two or more records [census, marriage, or death], I add an occupation category. And for those migrating ancestors who I've been able to track to a particular sailing of a ship, I add the category for that sailing. Notables, people who served in the military, and people who have been awarded some kind of recognition [like a Nobel Prize] would of course get still more categories.)
These spreadsheets have helped me keep track of how the profiles in each One Name Study are doing, and motivate me to try to improve the numbers for the next time I report on that study (which I am currently scheduling at the rate of one study per month).
So lately, I decided to make a similar spreadsheet for the profiles in my watchlist. As I'm going through my watchlist and documenting the profiles I manage, that is motivating me to source and orphan the profiles of people who aren't closely related to me (like cousins of spouses of uncles and aunts, or people whom I added profiles for in order to connect some unconnected notable).
For the Connectors Project, basically the Let others know what locations you are working on is my to-do list. I work through it, removing branches that have been connected and trying to make sure that there are at least five unconnected branches and two unconnected notables in each section, and then start over again.