Archive for August, 2010

David Allen on linking projects and related pieces together

David Allen on linking projects and related pieces together

Countless questions have been e-mailed to me asking for the best ways and tools to organize project thinking, or how to relate project pieces to each other and to all the other projects and their pieces.   Ninety-nine percent of the time, my answer is: “Do the Weekly Review. If you do, it all works. If […]

How do you control paper?

How do you control paper?

Q: I write down everything but I always seem to end up having problems controlling all the pieces of paper and lists; what are your suggestions? Coach Janet Riley: Writing everything down is a great first step.  All those “notes” where you’ve captured and collected what’s in your head, need to be put into an […]

Take a poll about your Smartphone

Take a poll about your Smartphone

A contribution from Eric Mack with ICA, developers of the “GTD Enabled” application eProductivity for IBM Lotus Notes Does your employer block productivity apps on your BlackBerry, iPhone, or Android Smartphone? With the recent discussions about Apps and how consumers want the freedom to find, evaluate, and purchase Apps for their Smartphones, I wonder how […]

If you have to think too much…

If you have to think too much…

“Many years of research have proven that the systems and tools for personal productivity well.” – David Allen

GTD & project management software

GTD & project management software

A GTDer asked: Can I use project management software for my GTD lists? Coach Wayne Pepper: From our perspective, project management tools are good for Project Support, not necessarily Next Action lists though. In other words, if I have a project that is so complex and intertwined that it needs to be broken down into […]

Are you addicted to perfection?

Are you addicted to perfection?

A Community Contribution from Jon, who posted this on his blog. We thought other GTDers would resonate with this and Jon’s advice of, “You don’t have to be perfect.” I refuse to use the word “busy” because in this day and age we are all in the same boat. This year has been an enlightening […]

How I learned to be my own assistant and love the GTD Weekly Review

How I learned to be my own assistant and love the GTD Weekly Review

A Community Contribution from Carolyn J. Sullivan about her experience with the GTD Weekly Review. We would love to hear your experience with the Weekly Review in the comments. I’ve been using GTD principles since I was first introduced to them in 1994-95. I was part of a consulting group at Polaroid responsible for supporting […]

Which list manager should I use for GTD?

Which list manager should I use for GTD?

One of the most common questions we hear from GTDers is which list manager they should use. You’ve heard from us on this in loads of webinars, podcasts, articles and blog posts. We thought we would pass along a fellow GTDers comment to someone on our Forums, which we thought was great advice, especially for […]