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Stress Free Productivity - Concepts of “Getting Things Done” (GTD)


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Concepts of “Getting Things Done” (GTD)
Geoff Peters, February 2018

Based on the book Getting Things Done by David Allen.

Published in: Leadership & Management
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Stress Free Productivity - Concepts of “Getting Things Done” (GTD)

  1. 1. Stress Free Productivity Concepts of “Getting Things Done” Geoff Peters, February 2018
  2. 2. What Causes Anxiety? Lack of control, organization, preparation, and action
  3. 3. What is a Task? A specific Action that can be taken.
  4. 4. What is a Project? A goal that will take more than one Task to complete.
  5. 5. Horizontal vs Vertical Action Management Project 1 <- Horizontal -> All the projects and actions you need to manage Project 2 Project 3 Project 4 <-Vertical-> EachProject’stasks
  6. 6. Horizontal Action Management (between Projects) CPORD Collect Process Organize Review Do
  7. 7. Vertical Action Management (within a Project) DOBOI Defining Purpose and Principles Outcome Visioning Brainstorming Organizing Identifying Next Actions
  8. 8. Action Lists You will need: Next Actions List - sorted by date: ● Date, Task / Project Name, Task Note Project Actions List - one for each Project: ● Task names, Task Note, Organized in a logical structure (hierarchy and order)
  9. 9. Next Actions List Thursday February 1st -> when you want to look at the task next ● Call Fred ● Deposit rent cheque ● Pick up juice from store Friday February 2nd ● Vacuum Condo ● Set alarm to bring dog to vet ● Project: Real Estate
  10. 10. Project Actions List Project: Real Estate -> a list for each project ● Look into insurance policy ● Follow up with Notary re: meeting to sign documents ● Confirm mortgage with bank ● Confirm with Realtor about getting keys ● Contact tenant ● Arrange details with strata company ● Register for property tax account with City ● Book movers
  11. 11. Summary Task vs Project Action Management: Horizontal vs Vertical CPORD - Collect, Process, Organize, Review, Do DOBOI - Defining Purpose and Principles, Outcome Visioning, Brainstorming, Organizing, Identifying Next Actions Next Actions List Project Actions List
  12. 12. Further Reading