Share your GTD Documentaton
Has anybody taken the time to make documentation for their GTD system? Really complete. With how it's used. Very explicitly. I would assume the simplest usable system would be at least 100 pages. Probably more because it would need to contain examples of how to use it to be meaningful.
I know someone who did...
David Allen did, it's all in the GTD book ;)
GTD implementation guide and Lotus Notes/Outlook/Blackberry/Paper setup guides.
There is a great GTD implementation guide and Lotus Notes/Outlook/Blackberry/GroupWise/Paper setup guides available in the David Allen Company online shop or at Setup Guides for GTD Connect members.
Originally Posted by Brad H
That is the beauty and the challenge of GTD
It is purely individual. We have the great content on Connect to help guide us, but even that is just a guide.
For example DA's lists, it's what works for him, and in the implementation it is recommended that you use one's such as Work, Home, Errands, Computer, Calls, etc. So ask yourself if those are really what you need or do you need it more focused such as Errands - North end of town, Errands - South end of town.
I found myself wanting to post a question similar to this on the forum and I realized that it is a purely individual thing to be solved. And what a great thing that it is individual, you have the answer for what works for you.
I was having trouble understanding the concept of lists and wanted to know, is it a list of things on a piece of paper, a list of tasks in Outlook, a bunch of pieces of paper in a folder; then came how do I manage it and I started to fret and think I must be a fool because everyone I know says GTD is simple and...and...and...
I finally decided to spend some time just digging out what I could on this subject. I read the book on that part again, got into the forums and searched and printed and read and reread, and downloaded all of the podcasts on lists I could find and searched Google and after all of that I realized that the answer is what works for me works for me, and what works for me may not work for you, although I have no problem showing off what I do.
I hope I didn't overstep here. I just remember when I had an idea for a forum question somewhat like this it turned out to be something else all together that I needed to solve on my own.
Hope this helps. :lol: