Posts Tagged ‘projects’

When do you call something a project?
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When do you call something a project?

Here’s a sneak peak at our new GTD® Managing Projects Audio Set releasing soon. This new set includes 6 CDs chock full of a tips, tricks and education on the GTD models for seamlessly managing your projects. You’ll hear from David Allen and two senior coaches on the best practices and common questions people implementing […]

Getting on Top of Your Projects and Priorities
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Getting on Top of Your Projects and Priorities

There are four GTD Managing Projects and Priorities seminars coming up in November and December.  They will be held in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, and Boston.  If you’re ready to refine the GTD skills you use on your own projects, the Managing Projects and Priorities seminar is the place for you.  You’ll get plenty of specialized focus on […]

GTD Nuggets – Take 5 minutes to make progress on a project
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GTD Nuggets – Take 5 minutes to make progress on a project

If you take a pen and blank paper, and just spend the next five minutes capturing ideas on the most important project right now for you to make some progress on, you will likely come up with at least one, if not several, “Oh yeah, I could…” items. – David Allen

Some Key GTD definitions
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Some Key GTD definitions

What is a Project? A project is any outcome that will take more than one action step to complete. As a list, the Projects list will represent an index of the current outcomes on your plate. What is Someday Maybe? Someday/Maybe means you are not currently committed to complete it, but you are committed to […]

Organizing your projects list
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Organizing your projects list

Dear David Allen: What do you recommend to organize the Projects list in order to quickly find a particular project? David: If you’re using a software application for managing lists, and if it can sort the list alphabetically, then get in the habit of writing the key word about the project first, so you can […]

New graduate-level GTD seminar
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New graduate-level GTD seminar

Opportunity for GTD seminar graduates—we have just launched GTD Managing Projects and Priorities, a course designed for graduates of the GTD Mastering Workflow seminar, to dive deeper into the GTD models for planning projects and managing priorities. Debuting in 2 cities this fall: Seattle – November 2 Los Angeles – November 9 Register before September […]

David Allen on linking projects and related pieces together
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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 […]

GTD & project management software
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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 […]

Missing deadlines
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Missing deadlines

Question: You say you shouldn’t write anything on a day when it doesn’t absolutely have to be finished by then. Furthermore, you tell that priorities are depended on time, energy and a lot more, but I miss one thing there: deadlines. What if I make a list of things to do, and find on Monday […]

The commitments you make – tips from David Allen
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The commitments you make – tips from David Allen

Question: Projects are my stumbling block. In fact, what do you do when everything you pick up seems to be yet another project (a multi-step thing to do)?  The other options are easy to me compared to managing the multi-step things to be done. David Allen: Big key is simply to keep track of them […]