Getting Things Done with "Getting Things Done"

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Getting Things Done (GTD) is a geek-friendly task (and life) management methodology by David Allen. This slide was used in my presentation at Barcamp Bangkok 4 (2010)

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Getting Things Done with "Getting Things Done"

  1. 1. A geek-friendly task (and life) management methodology
  2. 2.  Workflow for Life  If you are living, you have already known it  Stress-Free Methodology  A Trust-System That Assists Your Mind  Martial Arts of Works and Life
  3. 3.  Your brain is BAD for holding commitments  There are A LOT of stuffs needed to be done  Therefore, there are a lot of STRESS  To achieve “Mind Like Water” state  Easy to fall-off but also easy to get back on
  4. 4. Reactor Micro Manager Crazy Maker Master & Commander High Perspective High Control Low Perspective Low Control
  5. 5. Doing Reviewing Organizing Processing Collection
  6. 6.  Gather every thoughts into your Inbox  Physical or Digital one  It is important to capture EVERYTHING into the inbox  Tips: Start with things around you
  7. 7.  Determining what each item exactly is in your inbox  Top item first, one at a time  NOTHING goes back into inbox
  8. 8. Item Actionable Single-Step (Action) Multi-Step (Project) Non- Actionable Trash Item to Incubate Reference Material
  9. 9. Actionable •Context •Place •Area of Responsibility •Person •Date Specific •2-Minute Rule Non-Actionable •Reference System •Someday/Maybe List •Ticklers
  10. 10.  Weekly Review is UTMOST IMPORTANT  Failing to do so leads to falling off the wagon  Start with your calendar, action lists then the rest
  11. 11. Calendar Action Lists Other Stuffs
  12. 12. Context Time Available Energy Available Priority
  13. 13. 50,000 feet – Purpose, Principle 40,000 feet – Vision 30,000 feet – Goals 20,000 feet – Area of Focus/Responsibility 10,000 feet – Projects Runway – Next Actions
  14. 14.  What is Getting Things Done®  2 Aspects of Self-Management  Control  Perspective  5 Stages of Mastering Workflow  Collections  Processing  Organizing  Reviewing  Doing  6 Horizons of Focus
  15. 15. You should implement it however you see fit
  16. 16.  http://www.davidco.com/google.php  http://angperegrino.com/2009/12/04/gtd-explained/  Getting Things Done® (The book itself)
  17. 17.  Avatar: KnightBaron  Blog: http://aosekai.net/  Email: knightbaron (at) gmail (dot) com  Twitter: @KnightBaron  Facebook: http://fb.me/knightbaron  IRC  #fanboi@irc.thai.com  #thai-fansubs@irc.thai.com

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