A bit of context: I am an academic (tenured faculty member), and as such I am involved in lots of projects, both in the GTD sense and the conventional sense. Just to give an idea: I am currently involved in at least 10 research projects ("papers"), I teach three courses, I run a lab facility, I supervise a research team and numerous students, and I sit on various boards and committees. On my GTD-lists, I count about 30 active projects and about the same number of currently inactive projects. I don't know how this compares to people in other industries but to me it's a lot. The consequence is that my weekly reviews take a lot of time, often more than two hours, and are often not very effective. The main problem is that I find it quite hard to review so many projects one by one, giving each the attention that they deserve. Especially with complex projects like research papers, it is almost impossible to quickly go through the project, assess it's state, list next actions etc., and move on to the next project. They simply require a bit more serious substantive thinking. Consequently I feel like I'm rushing through the weekly review, and often find out afterwards that for particular projects I actually missed important things. Especially in very busy stressful weeks, the time needed to review makes it tempting to skip the review altogether, which of of course creates only more stress because I lose control. In short, any advice on how to keep the weekly review manageable and effective if you have many non-trivial projects, especially from fellow academics, would be very appreciated!