Doing More with Less The Art of Personal and Professional Productivity This presentation is loosely based on a A Project Management Institute Resource
GTD is the popular shorthand for “Getting Things Done”, the groundbreaking work-life management system that transforms personal overload into an integrated system of stress-free productivity.
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Clean piece of paper
Write everything down
Refrain from analyzing or organizing
Use triggers list for help
Set clear goals
Establish a detailed plan
Set clear priorities
Do the most important thing
Why It Doesn’t Work
Incomplete list of ambiguous things
Surprise blows up your system
You must think first!
There is a man who lives on the top floor of a very tall building. Everyday he gets the elevator down to the ground floor to leave the building to go to work. Upon returning from work though, he can only travel half way up in the lift and has to walk the rest of the way unless it’s raining. WHY?
The man is very, very short and can only reach halfway up the elevator buttons. However, if it is raining then he will have his umbrella with him and can press the higher buttons with it.
A man is wearing black. Black shoes, socks, trousers, coat, gloves and ski mask. He is walking down a back street with all the street lamps off. A black car is coming towards him with its lights off but somehow manages to stop in time. How did the driver see the man?
It was day time.
What is Doing More?
More personal time
Stages of Workflow
Pile it up
Put it away
Plan, Think and Decide
Adapted from David Allen’s 5 stages of Workflow
Where Does it Fit? Programs/ Initiatives Objectives Strategy Mission