The biggest problem with your approach is you can't do some of those actions until the prior ones are finished, so they are not really next actions. If you tools allow you to set a project and all it's actions to be sequential then doing it your way will be fine as the actions won't become ready to do until the prior one is completed. Omnifocus on the mac allows this.
Originally Posted by macgrl
What you describe is more properly kept with the project support material for that project. I use Omnifocus and because of its flexibility I tend to keep most of my project support stuff stuff, planning notes and future actions all in it at once but I can set it up so I never see any but the actual true next action.
If your tool will force you to see the painting actions and the measure door actions at the same time then that is not a good way to do it. You can't paint the door until it is measured and built so you should not see that action until you really can do it.
Otherwise your next actions lists will be hard to use as you'll have to rethink can I *really* do this action now or is it waiting for some other action to be completed.
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