Basic Question about Project List
I have a list of projects stated in successful outcomes. There are over 20 (professional life only). This week I realized during my Weekly Review, that my ASAP PROJECT file folders did NOT match my Project List. My Someday/Maybe area in my drawer did NOT match my "Someday/Maybe" list.
I spent all of the 90 mins of my Weekly Review time getting the list to match the file drawer area. At the bottom of the Project List I had typed "Updated July XX in Weekly Review"
So obviously updating the list regularly would be good.
My question is this: Should I have a separate page for each project with the Next Actions listed, important phone numbers, important deadlines/milestones, etc? Or is one master list of Projects enough?
I have a separate Next Actions folder, which I grab Phone Calls or At Computer or Waiting on TODAY as needed.
What is a project support folder?
I feel like this is a very basic question, and I have been doing weekly reviews (90 Mins each week, plus one hour a week for processing ins to empty the day before the WR). Did I miss something big, or am I just realizing this for the first time?
What paper based system do others use?
Project Support Materials - Where Volume Goes
This was my big "ah-ha" moment when I listened to the David Co. Projects audio CD set.
A project list is just a simple list of each successful outcome - the tops of the file folders as David calls them. At least one next action is just a description of the next physical, visible action.
So where does all the other stuff go? Project support!
There's a temptation to make the projects and next actions lists do more than intended and part of the reason is project support gets undersold in describing GTD.
A lot of the time I START in project support by using a sheet of paper and dumping everything I can think of about the outcome. The I distribute the outcome and action to those lists. Then if I want to add content or do brainstorming I go back to project support.
It's really simple but big payoff.