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7. GTD - Getting Things Done

This time management methodology, Getting Things Done , involves a notion of prioritizing things that needs to be done immediately. Really brief tasks should be handled without adding bureaucracy. Other things should be written down and get scheduled such that you don't need to worry about them until you're planning to work on them.

Going beyond that, the guy who coined the term, David Allen, seems to be associated with a sort of new-agey cult, so it might not be an entirely wonderful idea to get too directly/intimately involved with exploring the methodology so deeply that you'd want to get help "from the horse's mouth." Fortunately, a lot of the principles are fairly much common sense...

There are a number of web sites and blogs that promote GTD-related methodologies:

There are various sorts of software specifically written to help people use the GTD methodology:


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