On the press-links section of this site, the last item describes GTD as “an innovative way of organizing and structuring a "to-do" list that groups activities by contexts rather than time frames”.
If you’ve got a project with a deadline in three week’s time, how can you make sure that, when you are in the various relevant contexts, @computer, @phone, @Ted’s office, etc, you get all the stages finished in time to meet your deadline?
My job, accountant, is always deadline-driven, but at any one time I can have up to 15 assignments on the go. Organizing the component tasks contextually relives a helluva lot of stress, but how do I incorporate the realities of the various deadlines into my lists? Do I (shudder!) prioritize by urgency within each list? Or is it a case of choosing intuitively? Maybe it’s a case for some reasonably detailed flow-charting?
I’d love to hear any approaches from those of you in a similar environment.