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    Folks,

    I'm finding that I'm losing track of projects because I can't visualize them and they go out of sight, out of mind. I've a lot of projects that aren't getting completed because they are lost when I cross the week boundary. I hate reminders from clients that I owe them something....

    At the least, I'd like to have a visual reminder of the current projects and the time or effort required to complete them.

    For now, I've taken each project with its associated tasks and using notecards have pasted them up on my wall so I have a visual chart. This is something of a challenge because I can't stand duplicated effort to move tasks from the wall into Outlook.

    What are you other visual-learners using to keep your arms around the larger and longer-term tasks?

    Thanx,

    Curtis

  • #2
    I make use of a user-defined field called Project in my Outlook implementation (not with the GTD Add-in). With that field, plus a customized task form, plus a customized view, I can see all of my next actions, organized by project. By collapsing all the project headers in this view, you can get a nice alphabetized view of every project you have that has a next action associated with it.

    If this sounds useful to you, and you're into tweaking Outlook, check out the posts on my GTD Wannabe blog. The first post that I have that discusses this particular thing is http://gtdwannabe.blogspot.com/2005/...g-project.html and if you move forward through time, you can follow through the steps I took to get to what I've described above.

    Hope this helps.

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    • #3
      Are you consciously and deliberately staring at each of your projects during your Weekly Review?

      I ask because I do, and I find that that practice keeps my projects from "disappearing."

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      • #4
        If you want a strong visualization of your projects, including dependencies, task information etc: have a look at ResultManager together with MindManager. Designed to be used for GTD:
        http://www.gyronix.com/index.php

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