Getting Things Done
[28. Apr 2009; PersÃ¶nliches, Englisch]
Gettings Things Done (GTD) is a self management method which has been around for a couple of years now. There are many websites, blogs and books dedicated to it. I put some useful links below.
I had already looked into it some time ago, but quickly lost interest again. The overhead of the processing flow in GTD made it look inefficent compared to a simple task list. After being swamped with work to an extend which renders a simple task list useless, I changed my mind and rediscovered GTD. Interestingly the overhead grows little compared to the amount of work managed with this system. There is a point at which GTD becomes easier to work with than simple lists.
I selected Thinking Rock and Freemind as my tools of choice for implementing the approach.
Last but not least: Having read freely available information on the web, the book classic from David Allen didn't really provide many new insights. So you might want to spend that money on something else.