What do you do with "monitoring"?
By way of introduction, I'm a long time lurker, first time poster. Been doing GTD since 2006, but I still waffle a lot (too much micro-controller).
One of the issues that I'd like input about is in a fast-moving role in a large corporation, there are a lot of short term (i.e 2-5 days) things that come up (issues, events, and excursions that need follow up and are getting a lot of group attention/discussion, Sr. Management directives that are developing, etc...) that I have to keep my attention on, and may or not need action on my part, depending on how they unfold. Sometimes I have input and then have to wait, etc... I've tried to make them "projects", but then they go on my 50-60 project list, and it gets hard to figure out how to keep them more "real time". I find myself not being able to trust the system.
Anyone have experience, either sympathetic and/or beneficial in this area?
Waiting for - next action in disguise
Totally agree. Many Waiting For's are next actions in disguise, waiting to be cleared.
Originally Posted by cwoodgold
I find making a monitor list is not nearly as effective as making clear decisions as to exactly what I'll do and when if nothing happens. Then I add an alert for that specific time. This alert may well have become obsolete when it rings, but that's ok. It's like a safety net in a circus. The artists will not fall. But if they do, if everything else fails, it will be there to save it.
Gonšalo Gil Mata