I have been playing with the Outlook GTD plugin and one issue I seem to have that makes my Weekly Review more complicated is my singularised next actions.
For instance I have some singular next actions that can be quite sizeable (greater than 30mins) but they are not multi-staged re: Projects. Additionally, for @Home jobs I tend to create a next action such as
"count missing fence panels ; measure fence panels; find supplier ; order fence panels ; fit fence panels"
Which is a simple project list and I can simply delete each preceding action as I progess. This keeps my Projects list smaller and allows me to concentrate on work that pays the bills/mortgage. Also I have quite a few @Agenda action items that also don't have an associated Project.
But as I implied earlier, because there is no attached Project to each of the NAs, when I come to my weekly review using the GTD plugin "Active Tasks by Project (GTD)" view in Outlook I have problems. For active Projects this view is great as I can quickly see those Projects with no associated next action, and it allows me to reconsider my commitment to those next actions still hanging around.
But all my simple project NA's, @Agendas action items and sizeable single next actions are all banded together under "Project: None". At present there are 138 items listed under here!!!! I feel I need to check it, making sure there is nothing misfiled and that they are still active and uptodate. But its just a great big messy list that takes a lot of energy to review.
Am I using the GTD plugin incorrectly or has anyone else come up with a workaround solution? Of course, I am open to the fact that I may be utilising the GTD method/process totally incorrectly and am open to critique.
All help greatly appreciated...