I am so pleased to have found this forum. Thanks to all of you for sharing your time and expertise! I have been reading "Getting Things Done" for months on end (don't have time to devote much to it, too many things to do! ) Now I've worked my way up to the book, GTD audio tapes, Ready for Anything CDs, and the Outlook Add-in. I guess I'm forced to implement, since he doesn't have anything else for me to buy!
I am wondering how to account for the many deliverables that are due on a certain day. If I put them on that day, not time specific, I might not even look at them until then, and that is not enough time to get the project complete. If I just put the next action in my list, it gets lost in the mass of stuff to do. Is there a way to prioritize tasks based on when they are due to be completed? I don't want to just list them as urgent, the majority of my NA list would be urgent! Anybody got any input?
Second question. Is there any way to set up template projects that have a list of standard next actions associated with them? For instance, I handle 15 or so contracts. Everytime I get a modification to one of those projects, there is a sequence of actions that need to happen to implement that mod across all of our systems. It would be great if there was some sort of form where I could just check boxes as that piece of the task was complete, instead of having to type in all the next actions. Please tell me there is some easy way to do this.
Thanks a bunch!