I've just picked up David's Book and read it over the weekend spent some time today trying to implement this.
(I'm using Things on Mac and iPhone).
I am an Architect and General Contractor practicing in L.A. I'm a one man show with no staff and no employees. I do all of the design work, drafting, and permit pulling myself. I then hire subcontractors to do the work, but personally manage the construction itself, including scheduling, material orders, payments, etc, etc, etc.
I'm a busy guy needless to say. However, I only do one project at a time so at least I don't have to worry about two projects.
Ok, so my question is this: How do I handle setting up the projects for the overall construction project itself?
1. I have to produce the construction documents. That's a project with a gazillion tasks in and of itself.
2. I have to handle the city permit process. This has a lot of actions, some that depend on actions from Step 1 above.
3. I have to manage the construction process. Same as 1 and 2.
My thoughts were to set up multiple project folders. For example, one called Construction Documents, another called Permits, etc.
Is this advisable or is there a better way?
How do you handle dependancies across projects?
What about action steps that are next from all three projects that need to happen at the same time. I can't go to building department, visit a supplier, and draft at the same time.
Anyway, sorry for the long post, but I'm looking for help so I don't re-invent the wheel and perhaps save some time to boot.