July 24, 2003
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Getting Things Done

A fresh Tinderbox application on the Tinderbox Wiki: Ryan Holcomb on Getting Things Done. (This has been a big week on doing unexpected things with Tinderbox!)

"The simple premise behind "Getting Things Done" or GTD (as best I can paraphrase after reading the introduction) is that a project consist of actionable items and you DO the actions, NOT the projects. Additionally, ala Covey, you rank projects and actions according to importance rather than urgency. Allen also urges the maintenance of an ongoing Action List as opposed to a constantly renegotiated to-do list. And that seems to be working well for me. "

Holcomb makes two key points that shouldn't get lost in the technical details: