Folke, I like your color coding thing and yes, HUE is a good name for it: Hurry Up Extension.
I also infer from your various postings that you never have to deal with a project that has hundreds or thousands of moving pieces whether you call the sub-projects or just several hundred individual projects, that you never have to do work that must be done by a specific time that can take high energy or many hours of concentrated time to do, that you never have to deal much with other people and scheduling things with them and that you can easily decide to ignore deadlines because you don't have any.Folke said:It seems to me to open the Pandora's box even wider open, drowning you in dates. I want a clear, clean, stable view. I want the facts clearly visible, not obstructed by guesses and expectations, and the final decision is mine to make.
Oogiem said:... you never have to deal with a project that has hundreds or thousands of moving pieces whether you call the sub-projects or just several hundred individual projects
Oogiem said:... you never have to do work that must be done by a specific time
Oogiem said:... that can take high energy or many hours of concentrated time to do
Oogiem said:... you never have to deal much with other people
Oogiem said:... scheduling things with them
Oogiem said:... you can easily decide to ignore deadlines because you don't have any.
Oogiem said:... little on my plate
Oogiem said:I like the plethora of choices I have and the many potential projects I can choose from to be working on at any given time. I like decently large lists from whihc to choose and I also ... don't get consumed by things that may be urgent but not important.
EXACTLY! Most of my complex projects are well defined, well known and do not change. I may not be able to move those project forward due to energy, $, season, weather or other issues but the basic plan does not change at all or very little once planned.Longstreet said:I think the point is the kind of complex projects that have detailed actions plans with many components that ARE KNOWN AND PLANNED is what chirmer and Oogiem are talking about. I too have many of these. This is completely different than a project that may be complex, but you hop along one or two next actions at a time. I have some of those too..
fwade said:TesTeq - just to addin a resource. Peter Gollwitzer from NYU has perhaps done most of the work in this area. He calls tasks-that-have-been-given-a-scheduled-time-for-completion "implementation intentions" for short. I recommend his work highly to everyone, plus that of many other researchers he has either collaborated with or guided.
There's a big jump , however, from scheduling the occasional activity to scheduling all of one's activities. There, the quality of our tools lets us down.
TesTeq said:1. Great resource, thank you!
2. As far as I understand we all agree that scheduling can help us get some things done but overloading our calendars with stuff is just an unproductive wishful thinking.
Alvin12 said:These are truly fascinating inquiries, extraordinary post. I have constantly discovered the time-setting vitality less demanding to get a handle on than the fourth need in GTD. For me prioritization - and concentrate on the essential - is the center of efficiency. What's more, it would be profitable if the GTD-onion would be peeled a bit futher around there.
GTD-Sweden said:This post is also a duplicate (some of the words are replaced with same meaning words) of my post; #68 "These are really interesting questions, great post. I have always found the time-context-energy easier to grasp than the fourth priority in GTD. For me prioritization - and focus on the important - is the core of productivity. And it would be valuable if the GTD-onion would be peeled a bit futher in this area."