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THE “ACTION METHOD”  A preferred method for Project Management
1001   Things to do
1001          Things to doBut only...
1001            Things to doBut only...              24 hrs/day
TimeManagement
Time             ProjectManagement        Management             =
Mountain of Projects
Mountain of Projects  Professional   Proje ct Plan        ct Report  Proje            DanceDinn er and
Mountain of Projects  Professional          Personal         ct Plan       Learn N   Proje                      ew Lan    ...
Big Qn:“How can we manage projects  well on a personal level?”
Project Management Method
Project Management Method
What is the “Action Method”?
What is the “Action Method”?               [1]
What is the “Action Method”?                   [1]             [2]
What is the “Action Method”?                   [1]             [2]         [3]
Example:   “Organizing Speechcraft”     with a delicious twist
[1]      Action Steps
Action Steps
Action StepsWhat?      Specific and Concrete Tasks
Action StepsWhat?      Specific and Concrete TasksHow?           Use verbs to start...
Action StepsWhat?      Specific and Concrete TasksHow?           Use verbs to start...          1 person’s responsible per...
Example: “Organizing Speechcraft”   Action Steps
Example: “Organizing Speechcraft”       Action Steps No.              What               Date       Who  1)     Design and...
Example: “Organizing Speechcraft”       Action Steps No.              What               Date       Who  1)     Design and...
Example: “Organizing Speechcraft”       Action Steps No.              What               Date       Who  1)     Design and...
Example: “Organizing Speechcraft”       Action Steps No.              What               Date       Who  1)     Design and...
Action Steps
Action Steps Software
Action Steps Software      Hardcopy
Action Steps are very much like...
Action Steps are very much like...
What is the “Action Method”?
What is the “Action Method”?           [1]                 Action Steps
What is the “Action Method”?           [1]                           Action Steps                 [2]                  [3]...
What about... Things that are IMPORTANT but  NON-Actionable (or could be)?
[2]      References
ReferencesWhat?   Notes, Handouts, Discussions etc.
How do we organize them?
Example: “Organizing Speechcraft”   References
Example: “Organizing Speechcraft”   References  1. Question it   How relevant is this?
Example: “Organizing Speechcraft”   References  1. Question it   How relevant is this?   2. Label it     How should I term...
Example: “Organizing Speechcraft”   References  1. Question it           How relevant is this?   2. Label it            Ho...
References are very much like...
References are very much like...
What is the “Action Method”?
What is the “Action Method”?           [1]                 Action Steps
What is the “Action Method”?           [1]                 Action Steps           [2]                  References
What is the “Action Method”?           [1]                       Action Steps           [2]                        Referen...
[3]      Backburners
Backburners        What?
Backburners        What?
What do we do with...            Backburners   ???
Example: “Organizing Speechcraft”   Backburners
Example: “Organizing Speechcraft”   Backburners  1. Take Note    Record them down
Example: “Organizing Speechcraft”   Backburners  1. Take Note    Record them down   2. Review     Per week or Per month
Example: “Organizing Speechcraft”   Backburners  1. Take Note       Record them down    2. Review       Per week or Per mo...
Backburners are very much like...
Backburners are very much like...
What is the “Action Method”?
What is the “Action Method”?           [1]                 Action Steps
What is the “Action Method”?           [1]                 Action Steps           [2]                  References
What is the “Action Method”?           [1]                 Action Steps           [2]                  References         ...
“Simplicity is theUltimate Sophistication”            -Leonardo Da Vinci
Simple               Doable               EffectiveI’ve decided to adopt it... Question is... Will you?
References             www.actionmethod.com             www.the99percent.com
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This is my summary of the the time management section of the Action Method introduced by Scott Belsky

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    1. 1. THE “ACTION METHOD” A preferred method for Project Management
    2. 2. 1001 Things to do
    3. 3. 1001 Things to doBut only...
    4. 4. 1001 Things to doBut only... 24 hrs/day
    5. 5. TimeManagement
    6. 6. Time ProjectManagement Management =
    7. 7. Mountain of Projects
    8. 8. Mountain of Projects Professional Proje ct Plan ct Report Proje DanceDinn er and
    9. 9. Mountain of Projects Professional Personal ct Plan Learn N Proje ew Lan guage ct Report House E Proje rrands Dance ToastmDinn er and asters Speec h
    10. 10. Big Qn:“How can we manage projects well on a personal level?”
    11. 11. Project Management Method
    12. 12. Project Management Method
    13. 13. What is the “Action Method”?
    14. 14. What is the “Action Method”? [1]
    15. 15. What is the “Action Method”? [1] [2]
    16. 16. What is the “Action Method”? [1] [2] [3]
    17. 17. Example: “Organizing Speechcraft” with a delicious twist
    18. 18. [1] Action Steps
    19. 19. Action Steps
    20. 20. Action StepsWhat? Specific and Concrete Tasks
    21. 21. Action StepsWhat? Specific and Concrete TasksHow? Use verbs to start...
    22. 22. Action StepsWhat? Specific and Concrete TasksHow? Use verbs to start... 1 person’s responsible per taskWho? (ownership)
    23. 23. Example: “Organizing Speechcraft” Action Steps
    24. 24. Example: “Organizing Speechcraft” Action Steps No. What Date Who 1) Design and create poster 26/3/11 Me Type out confirmed 2) program sheet for 28/3/11 Me Session #1 Collate contacts of Claudia/ 3) 26/3/11 participants from... Wenliang
    25. 25. Example: “Organizing Speechcraft” Action Steps No. What Date Who 1) Design and create poster 26/3/11 Me Type out confirmed 2) program sheet for 28/3/11 Me Session #1 Collate contacts of Claudia/ 3) 26/3/11 participants from... Wenliang
    26. 26. Example: “Organizing Speechcraft” Action Steps No. What Date Who 1) Design and create poster 26/3/11 Me Type out confirmed 2) program sheet for 28/3/11 Me Session #1 Collate contacts of Claudia/ 3) 26/3/11 participants from... Wenliang
    27. 27. Example: “Organizing Speechcraft” Action Steps No. What Date Who 1) Design and create poster 26/3/11 Me Type out confirmed 2) program sheet for 28/3/11 Me Session #1 Collate contacts of Claudia/ 3) 26/3/11 participants from... Wenliang
    28. 28. Action Steps
    29. 29. Action Steps Software
    30. 30. Action Steps Software Hardcopy
    31. 31. Action Steps are very much like...
    32. 32. Action Steps are very much like...
    33. 33. What is the “Action Method”?
    34. 34. What is the “Action Method”? [1] Action Steps
    35. 35. What is the “Action Method”? [1] Action Steps [2] [3] ? ?
    36. 36. What about... Things that are IMPORTANT but NON-Actionable (or could be)?
    37. 37. [2] References
    38. 38. ReferencesWhat? Notes, Handouts, Discussions etc.
    39. 39. How do we organize them?
    40. 40. Example: “Organizing Speechcraft” References
    41. 41. Example: “Organizing Speechcraft” References 1. Question it How relevant is this?
    42. 42. Example: “Organizing Speechcraft” References 1. Question it How relevant is this? 2. Label it How should I term it?
    43. 43. Example: “Organizing Speechcraft” References 1. Question it How relevant is this? 2. Label it How should I term it? 3. File it Centralize the materials (easy access)
    44. 44. References are very much like...
    45. 45. References are very much like...
    46. 46. What is the “Action Method”?
    47. 47. What is the “Action Method”? [1] Action Steps
    48. 48. What is the “Action Method”? [1] Action Steps [2] References
    49. 49. What is the “Action Method”? [1] Action Steps [2] References [3] ?
    50. 50. [3] Backburners
    51. 51. Backburners What?
    52. 52. Backburners What?
    53. 53. What do we do with... Backburners ???
    54. 54. Example: “Organizing Speechcraft” Backburners
    55. 55. Example: “Organizing Speechcraft” Backburners 1. Take Note Record them down
    56. 56. Example: “Organizing Speechcraft” Backburners 1. Take Note Record them down 2. Review Per week or Per month
    57. 57. Example: “Organizing Speechcraft” Backburners 1. Take Note Record them down 2. Review Per week or Per month 3.Turn into “AS” Is it worth it?
    58. 58. Backburners are very much like...
    59. 59. Backburners are very much like...
    60. 60. What is the “Action Method”?
    61. 61. What is the “Action Method”? [1] Action Steps
    62. 62. What is the “Action Method”? [1] Action Steps [2] References
    63. 63. What is the “Action Method”? [1] Action Steps [2] References [3] Backburners
    64. 64. “Simplicity is theUltimate Sophistication” -Leonardo Da Vinci
    65. 65. Simple Doable EffectiveI’ve decided to adopt it... Question is... Will you?
    66. 66. References www.actionmethod.com www.the99percent.com
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