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Getting Things Done  The Art of Stress – Free Productivity by David Allen Presented by Beverly Dennis, MBA
It’s All in Your Mind <ul><li>Key elements </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Control </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Perspective </li></ul>...
Managing Commitments <ul><li>If it’s on your mind, your mind is not clear </li></ul><ul><li>What is your commitment and wh...
Workflow Process <ul><li>Collect </li></ul><ul><li>Process </li></ul><ul><li>Organize </li></ul><ul><li>Review </li></ul><...
Collect <ul><li>Capture everything that you need to track or remember or act on in what Allen calls a 'bucket'  </li></ul>...
Process <ul><li>Start at the top </li></ul><ul><li>Deal with one item at a time </li></ul><ul><li>Never put anything back ...
 
 
 
Organize <ul><li>Next actions  - For every item requiring your attention, decide what is the next action that you can phys...
Review <ul><li>Review your lists of actions and reminders them at least daily </li></ul><ul><li>At least weekly, review al...
Do <ul><li>Action choice criteria </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Context </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Time </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li...
Perspective on 6 Levels  <ul><li>Current actions </li></ul><ul><li>Current projects </li></ul><ul><li>Areas of responsibil...
More Tools <ul><li>Tips and Tools from  www.davidco.com </li></ul><ul><li>Lifehacker.com </li></ul><ul><li>Getting Things ...
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  1. 1. Getting Things Done The Art of Stress – Free Productivity by David Allen Presented by Beverly Dennis, MBA
  2. 2. It’s All in Your Mind <ul><li>Key elements </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Control </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Perspective </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Incompletes and Open Loops pull at your attention </li></ul><ul><li>Identify those things that “ring your bell” </li></ul>
  3. 3. Managing Commitments <ul><li>If it’s on your mind, your mind is not clear </li></ul><ul><li>What is your commitment and what must be done? </li></ul><ul><li>Organize reminders of your action plan and free your brain from keeping track of everything </li></ul>
  4. 4. Workflow Process <ul><li>Collect </li></ul><ul><li>Process </li></ul><ul><li>Organize </li></ul><ul><li>Review </li></ul><ul><li>Do </li></ul>
  5. 5. Collect <ul><li>Capture everything that you need to track or remember or act on in what Allen calls a 'bucket' </li></ul><ul><li>Get everything out of your head and into your collection device, ready for processing </li></ul><ul><li>All buckets should be processed to empty at least once per week. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Process <ul><li>Start at the top </li></ul><ul><li>Deal with one item at a time </li></ul><ul><li>Never put anything back into 'in' </li></ul><ul><li>If an item requires action </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Do it (if it takes less than two minutes) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Delegate it, or defer it. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>If not </li></ul><ul><ul><li>File it for reference </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Throw it away, or </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Incubate it for possible action later. </li></ul></ul>
  7. 10. Organize <ul><li>Next actions - For every item requiring your attention, decide what is the next action that you can physically take on it </li></ul><ul><li>Projects - Every 'open loop' which requires more than one physical action to achieve becomes a 'project‘ </li></ul><ul><li>Waiting for - When you have delegated an action to someone else or are waiting for some external event before you can move a project forward, Someday/Maybe - things that you want to do at some point, but not right now </li></ul>
  8. 11. Review <ul><li>Review your lists of actions and reminders them at least daily </li></ul><ul><li>At least weekly, review all your outstanding actions, projects and 'waiting for' items </li></ul><ul><li>Create a &quot; tickler file &quot; in order to help refresh your memory </li></ul>
  9. 12. Do <ul><li>Action choice criteria </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Context </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Time </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Energy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Priority </li></ul></ul>
  10. 13. Perspective on 6 Levels <ul><li>Current actions </li></ul><ul><li>Current projects </li></ul><ul><li>Areas of responsibility </li></ul><ul><li>Yearly goals </li></ul><ul><li>5 year vision </li></ul><ul><li>Life goals </li></ul>
  11. 14. More Tools <ul><li>Tips and Tools from www.davidco.com </li></ul><ul><li>Lifehacker.com </li></ul><ul><li>Getting Things Done Outlook Add-In </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://gtdsupport.netcentrics.com </li></ul></ul><ul><li>GTD for Lotus Notes </li></ul><ul><li>GTD for Blackberry </li></ul><ul><ul><li>www.blackberryinsight.com </li></ul></ul>

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