Posts Tagged ‘project planning’

Episode #28: GTD and Mind Mapping
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Episode #28: GTD and Mind Mapping

David Allen and Coach Kelly Forrister talk about using the creative technique of mind mapping for project brainstorming, meeting notes, checklists, gathering project data, and more. Listen Now Subscribe or Download iTunes Stitcher Libsyn Google Play Music Spotify SoundCloud

Managing your projects with GTD
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Managing your projects with GTD

How well are you managing your projects? In the GTD Managing Projects audio program, David Allen and his senior staff share the GTD best practices and models for seamlessly managing your projects. Bonus materials include a rich set of PDF handouts and the GTD Live recording of David leading you through the Natural Planning Model®. […]

GTD Community Story with Rosalie Gale
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GTD Community Story with Rosalie Gale

We discovered Rosalie Gale’s love for GTD on Facebook. We interviewed her so our community could hear her story. Enjoy! 1. How did you hear about GTD? I used to be the queen of making to do lists. I would write them out over and over again and become very overwhelmed by everything I needed […]

Advice from Steve Jobs on productive meetings
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Advice from Steve Jobs on productive meetings

Every company wants to maximize productivity and cut down on unnecessary meetings. But they don’t always know how to go about making meetings more effective.

Complete projects list = clear commitments
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Complete projects list = clear commitments

If you don’t have a clear sense of the totality of your obligations, you will always overcommit.

Moms more productive with Facebook
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Moms more productive with Facebook

If you’re looking for practical time management training, watch a busy mom for a day.

You don't need a Projects list? Then throw away your calendar.
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You don't need a Projects list? Then throw away your calendar.

If you think that a Projects list is unnecessary, then throw away your calendar and trust life will just let you know what you should be doing, in the moment.

Your Brain on GTD
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Your Brain on GTD

Clearly defining your successful outcome helps your brain start finding ways to achieve that outcome.

Should you focus on something ‘more strategic?’
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Should you focus on something ‘more strategic?’

What compounds the challenges of the self-management game is that often the most effective thing to do feels like the last thing you’re capable of doing.

Where do you store reference files?
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Where do you store reference files?

Where is the majority of your Reference stored these days? In GTD terms, your Reference is your “non-actionable” materials.

Webinars on Keys to GTD, and GTD & Outlook
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Webinars on Keys to GTD, and GTD & Outlook

No matter your level of GTD expertise, these interactive and concise 90-minute webinars will deepen your mastery of the GTD best practices.

GTD and Goal Setting
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GTD and Goal Setting

The reason for long-term goals is the permission they give us to identify with the greatest value we can so it changes our filtered perceptions.

Getting your Startup Under Control
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Getting your Startup Under Control

In this interview on The Dorm Room Tycoon, David Allen, author of Getting Things Done, explains how entrepreneurs can be in control, and why planning and having an overall purpose is key.

A Writer’s GTD Journey
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A Writer’s GTD Journey

GTD seems to me a very intuitive way of managing your psychology so that it does not disrupt workflow.

Questions for completing and beginning the year
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Questions for completing and beginning the year

What have you actually finished, completed, and accomplished? If you haven’t made a list in the last year, I would highly recommend that you give yourself a treat and review the year that just passed and look forward to the year ahead.

The way out is through
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The way out is through

Defining what you are not doing is as important as knowing what you are doing for stress-free productivity.

GTD with Kids and Teens
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GTD with Kids and Teens

Join David Allen Company CEO and GTD expert Mike Williams and Senior Coach Meg Edwards as they discuss some fun and engaging ways to share GTD with kids and teens.

How to Plan Your Best GTD Christmas
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How to Plan Your Best GTD Christmas

David Allen’s Natural Planning Model seriously saves my sanity on everything from birthday party planning to creating new programs for my website, so this year, I decided to use the five steps of the Natural Planning Model to create a Christmas experience that is both magical and meaningful.

David Allen: How Bad Plans and "Good Ideas" Ruin Meetings
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David Allen: How Bad Plans and "Good Ideas" Ruin Meetings

Before any evaluation of what’s a “good idea” can be trusted, the purpose must be clear, the vision must be well defined, and all the relevant data must have been collected (brainstormed) and analyzed (organized).

Proactive Steps Manage Stress Best
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Proactive Steps Manage Stress Best

Proactive steps such as planning and delegating are the best way to manage stress.


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