(Duplicate post from Yahoo group. Apologies to those who frequent both.)
Any advice on how most effectively/efficiently to remind myself--between weekly reviews--that once I finish a next action I might need to **immediately** go to my project materials for some new next actions?
Here's my scenario. I frequently find myself with several "hot", relatively short-term projects in which I'd need to complete several sequential next actions before the next weekly review.
Project name (tracked in Shadow): "HOTPROJECT". It has 10 actions total. I can do 3 of them immediately, but the other 7 require completion of at least one of the first 3 actions. (So the other 7 are not, by definition, next actions...)
Next actions (Datebook 3+): All named "HOTPROJECT--Action 1" etc. So, I know the action belongs to project "HOTPROJECT".
When I complete the original 3 next actions that didn't require any predecessor tasks to be finished, I need to go to the project list for "new" next actions, so I can keep moving on schedule. But my weekly review might not be for 4 more days. Any advice on reminding myself (not having to think about it) to check for "new" next actions?
This happens sufficiently often that I'd like to systematize it, rather than letting it be an "exception" basis.