As a COO how do I organize Projects Assigned to Others

ivanjay205

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Hi everyone,

I am looking for some help on this one... I am very loyal to GTD utilizing FacileThings as my tool of choice.... I am a COO for my company and this time of year I work on formulating our business plan which contains many over-arching goals and projects for next year for the company. Many of them I have direct work to do, many of them I delegate and review progress, and some of them I delegate and have little to no involvement post that other than to ensure it is done.

How would you recommend I set these up in my GTD systems? I often create Projects for each of these, but for me I am not actually doing the work vs keeping on my radar to ensure it is progressing and ensuring it is complete. And review "plans" once they are drafted by management team.

Thanks!
 

mcogilvie

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Test the different ways to organize delegated projects in Facile Things, and see what you are most comfortable with. I find very often that testing a new organizational scheme with real data gives a quick yes/no answer where abstract reasoning does not.
 

ivanjay205

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Test the different ways to organize delegated projects in Facile Things, and see what you are most comfortable with. I find very often that testing a new organizational scheme with real data gives a quick yes/no answer where abstract reasoning does not.
Thanks, certainly doing that I just wanted to see if anyone had any other similar situations and found some good methods.
 

mcogilvie

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Thanks, certainly doing that I just wanted to see if anyone had any other similar situations and found some good methods.
For what it is worth, I have delegated stuff in many different areas of focus, and I keep the delegated stuff associated with the area and project. One special case: I have both a "Wife" area of focus and a "Wife" context. I finally figured out that "we" have some projects in which she is actually the team leader with decision-making power, and I am support personnel. :) This is actually less work for me. So projects in her area of focus have been "delegated upward" so to speak. For some projects, the chain of command sometimes seems to be me-> wife -> daughter strategically but my 4-year-old granddaughter has tactical command.
 
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