Every time management book, expert or seminar will tell you to have a daily plan.
I've been to many time management seminars, read many books on the subject and have had all sorts of day planners whether on paper, on the computer or in a PDA. They all direct you to make lists - long lists. Don't get me wrong, I do make lists and live by them. My only caution is to be sure to only bite off the amount you can chew. If your work day is limited (and should be), keep your short-term list short.
By keeping a very short list of to-do items (only one or two actually), you create a greater probability that the most important thing will at least get done.