I also really care about the next actions being tied to projects most of the time. I don't use outlook, I use Omnifocus and it's obvious that the actions are related to a project and you have to set up a separate list for non-attached actions. During project planning I put in as many next actions and notes as I think are necessary as part of the planning model and then as they get done the next one is automatically set for me to do. When I review the projects I make sure they are planned. I use OF as my project support material for many of my projects. Since many of my projects are so long term, and since so many have actions that take a while and because I don't want to lose the thinking that went into the projects initially I keep far more future actions around than most.
Originally Posted by invisik
Just keep in mind that the actions may change as the project changes and be flexible about changing what your true next action is.
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