just realized that what i did with Everdo is not pure GTD, and i am asking for your suggestion.
the GTD theory asks to capture any ideas to inbox first, and later empty the inbox.
what i usually do is, i have some projects which could last for several months.
when i capture a task, i know exactly which project the task belongs to. so i directly put the task into that project.
I have dozens of projects ongoing at the same time. and inside each project, i have lots of tasks. in fact, those tasks are executed in parallel, and it takes more than 2 weeks to finish those tasks (for example a large simulation run on server which takes huge time to finish). as a result, i got too many tasks in the next list, which makes me barely look at that list. some times i set the project to be sequential to avoid a huge next list. but that acutally is not what it is and i still don’t want to look at the next list, since there are dozens of tasks inside. instead, i look at the project list.
i tried to use different area for those projects, but still it is not enough. inside each area, the next list is also huge. and i always feel that, if an area is not valid any more, then i wish to delete it otherwise there will be too many tags to choose. but if i remove that area, then i lost some information for the completed tasks.
2 minutes principle
for me, frequently i will be interupted by some urgent requests, and most of them take about half an hour. in that case, i still don’t want to capture it. i just spend half an hour on it directly.
Now i feel a little doubted, if GTD is really applicable for my situation.
could you please give me your suggesion, what kind of management method / tools should I use?
thanks in advance