Hi just read the book and just searched and read quite a few posts about this but my heads spinnng and i need some clarification.
Id just like to check im using pi to the its best. Heres my setup:
I created the following categories
several @contexts inc. waiting for etc and agendas
For all my NA's i create a new Task *(ToDo)
For all Projects i created a Task template which is used when i create a project.
I use the notes section within the task to list the NA's for this project.
I do the same for Maybes (is it ok to create next actions for maybes - i like to know what i should do even though i dont want to do it immediately)
Now i have just finsihed the book but there are other things im confused about
1) a digital tickler system. Do you use PIs calendar for that or do you simple make a task and change the start date?
2) im not quite sure about the idea of checklists or general lists that david talks about in his book. Where are you meant to store them? Under someday/maybe? or do i make a new category for these? I hear checklists been thrown around a lot, do they include your 30000 - 50000ft ruminations as well?
and just to sound really anal
3) it seems the next action is very important so how do you manage your next actions within a project. I mean do you have some naminig convention. I was thinking if my project name was "Buy new harddrive" then within the project notes each NA should be prefixed "Buy new harddrive: research on harddrive.com for good drive" or "harddrive: check motherboard specs for compat issues". The reason being when i create my next actions from projects i dont feel comfortable with a load of NA swimming around without me knowing if there conected to a project as whole. Sure i use the links but its a bit time consuming having to check the link and also i dont trust myself to alwasy apply links (ive also spotted some bugs regarding links). so do you guys do this or is it just me and my anal personality.
Right im off to label my Barry Manilow collection and order it alphabettically.