Getting Projects Done is pretty much the same as good old GTD, but everything in your lists is now a project. What’s wrong with original GTD? Too much overhead! You shouldn’t be needing 43 manila folders to manage stuff. And you definitely shouldn’t be needing to “keep the system in order” by doing maintenance tasks weekly; but with redundant lists (like the Projects list) you have to.
Treating everything like a project (even simple tasks like “get a haircut”) keeps things organized with well defined boundaries between tasks. You don’t have to think twice before adding subtasks to projects.
Ensure that your inbox is empty after you have processed it. For emails, archive messages after you are done with them and delete the ones that you don’t care about (promotions, spam etc).
2. Next Actions
Feel free to add subtasks to projects on an ad-hoc basis. If your next actions list feels empty, move some projects in from your someday list. Likewise if you are overwhelmed, then move some projects out.
3. Waiting For
Projects in the waiting for list can be - “Waiting for person x to do task y”, followed by a list to subtasks that you must do after person x has completed task y.
Projects (meetings) that have to done at a specific date and time go in the calender. Include subtasks (meeting agenda) if required.
Projects and subtasks in the someday list don’t have to as well defined. Move them them to next actions when it starts feeling empty.
Beat this -
1. PHP Source: Flickr/Quinn Dombrowski (Oh boy. Good old PHP.)
2. README recommends turning off errors in php.ini Source: Pexels/Pixabay (lolwut? No thanks I will leave it on in my dev environment.)
3. Handful of files topped with error_reporting(0) Source: Pexels/Pixabay (It’s as if error messages are evil.)
4. Home grown “framework” Source: Pexels/Pixabay (This is gonna be a long long day.)
5. What’s that
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|Steam||My Bank Account|
|Has silly password restrictions/guidelines (“your password can’t be longer than 15 characters”)||no||yes|
|Allows copying/pasting passwords from password managers||yes||no|
|Has a remember me option (“your session has expired lol - please login again to proceed”)||yes||no|
|Has 2FA turned on by default||yes||no|
|Penalizes users without 2FA||yes||no|
|Has offline 2FA (mobile authenticator)||yes||no|
I am a computer science student from Bhubaneswar. My current areas of interest are machine learning (Keras/TensorFlow) and ES6 frontend frameworks (React/Vue.js). I have hands-on experience working with small startups and I absolutely love attending hackathons.
When I am not drinking coffee or helping out people with their code, I am most likely chilling out and watching horror movies.