Examining How Getting the Things Done Works

Being organized and managing projects is not as hard as you think. In fact, there is an entire approach called Getting the Things Done or GTD, originally created by David Allen.

You can define this method in 5 steps:

  • Collect
  • Process
  • Organize
  • Review
  • Handle it now!

The purpose of the Getting the Things Done method is to provide more clarity and creativity. After all the tasks are defined, examined and documented, all of the incomplete loops in your mind should be on paper or in a software system. That's where the first step in the game comes into play. Gathering and collecting means to put everything you've got pending, such as to-dos, tasks, open the promises & commitments, into a collection system. This is a paper listing or a software tool. Most people prefer the electronic approach since you can take it anywhere or access it from any computer.

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