I'm confused. In my tool, Omnifocus, projects are added as I process items. When I see a new input it's immediately obvious what area of focus it belongs to. I then look at that folder in OF (I have my projects arranged by AOF) and if the project is already there I add it to that existing project as an action or support item and if not I add it right then and there. For me keeping a project list up to date happens painlessly in the normal course of processing inputs.
Originally Posted by Solyanov2011
When you process items don't you see what projects you have already in your system easily and just add them then? I would incorporate updating the project list as part of the processing of new inputs and actions. IMO if you are using an electronic tool there should be no reason for a separate step, the tool should support gathering project data and it should not require separate tasks to update the list.
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