My Ongoing dilemma with GTD concerns projects and I'm hoping someone's comment will help me and others a little.
I understand that a project is any action that requires 2 or more steps. This leads to a great many projects and consequently a great many next actions. The end result is a bit of a mess with clarity lost. Many projects are part of a larger project and as such I think most people tend to group them together and have sub projects. The issue then is keeping all parts moving and tracked appropriately.
Let me try and illustrate with an example. I want to tidy my attic and make it a more usable space. More than 2 steps for sure so a project.
I need to install some lights and electrics. Sub Project.
I need to install floor boards. Sub project.
I need storage containers. What sort? How many. Sub project.
For the lights I think I need an electrician to do this for me.
Find an electrician. Sub Sub project.
Oh and while I have an electrician coming, he could do xyz elsewhere in the home.
This is a kind of project link and really shows that all of these belong to a Home Renovation Master project.
It's going to cost a fortune to do all of this work and so this really belongs in a Finance Budget Super Master project.
I think you can see where I'm going with this.
Where do you stop and say that's a project?
Is install lights in attic a project?
Is get an electrician a project?
Or is home renovation a project?