Good afternoon. My project list is kept in an excel spreadsheet. However, the rest of my GTD system is primarily paper based.
When I do my weekly review, I print my project list or just view it from the screen. Then, I pull my project plans from each of their paper folders (project support material), update them, and list any next actions.
I'm considering keeping all the project plans in one folder. Then, during my weekly review, I just grab that one folder and away I go. Of course, I may still have to refer to each individual project's support folder occasionally, but I think this would streamline the process. Plus, I can grab the one folder along with my inbox to do a review pretty much any where I want (ahhh what a liberating feeling!)
My concern is that while most of my projects are written/scribbled on one piece of paper, I do have some that go on for a number of pages and a select few large projects that have excel spreadsheet project plans. I'm concerned that while the "one folder" will work for the majority of my projects, I may get caught up on the exceptions. I have about 40 projects, with 10 having multiple pages and 4 having excel project plans.
please offer thoughts or experiences? Thank you.