I've been transitioning to the GTD system over the past 6 weeks and have experienced outstanding results. I am committed and it is making a HUGE difference. I have been focusing on this solely as a "private victory" endeavor but it is amazing how others within my work system (direct reports, boss, peers, etc) have noticed the changes and comment or ask questions. It seems as though GTD "finds" people who are ready for it. Without explicitly trying to influence others at least 5 people have begun adopting the system based on this indirect influence.
Anyway, my specific topic is project lists. I use outlook and have 22 work projects, 15 delegated projects and 15 personal projects. I am still identifying my entire "project landscape" at this point and finding a project or two daily that is real but not yet captured. I have next actions for each project but have been experiencing a strong desire to prioritize the projects on the list - you know 80/20 type thinking. Perhaps using a ABC, TOP 5 Critical Few or some other method. I use outlook and assign start/end dates as appropriate but again not really identifying the "critical few".
What are your thoughts and practices relative to prioritizing the project list?
Thanks in advance for your input.