GTD-DC Meetup Agenda
I. Introductions + Overview (6:30 PM)
Each member will introduce himself/herself, tell us what you do professionally, your history with GTD, and a recent success/challenge with your GTD implementation. We'll give a few minutes to discuss solutions to the challenges we all share.
II. Discussion Topic: GTD Project Management in Focus! (7:20 PM - 7:50PM)
In the first three minutes 30 seconds of this popular video summarizing the Getting Things Done methodology, Roel Smelt gives us a pretty good understanding of what a project is versus a next-action according to David Allen.
At the same time, every day we see a new GTD task or project management software hit the productivity market for desktop, Web or smartphone/tablet platforms. These software promise to be thebest GTD task and project manager for you! But, is every project really that simple that one software can manage it all? After nearly 14 years of GTD practice, I don't think so. Some projects are simple and straightforward, broken down into next-actions cleanly and easily. While other projects are multi-phased and longer term (what I have called "meta-projects" and "mega-projects" at times), making them difficult to break into weekly-managed next-actions without further support and planning. This will be the topic of our discussion for this Meetup; we will cover the practical skills of project management that you probably weren't taught in school, and how these skills, strategies and tools can help make clarity of the somewhat chaotic, overwhelming concepts of some projects when they're just too big.
Bring your suggestions, tips, tricks and tools to the group discussion!
III. GTD Resource Sharing (7:50PM)
This is where everyone can offer a book title, recent blog or magazine article, tip/trick/hack, tool, service or item that has helped them in their life either with GTD or otherwise. (We compile resources discussed and post them to our Resources Page in the GTD-DC Google Group. Join us there!)
I ENCOURAGE EVERYONE TO BRING SOME KIND OF GTD OR PRODUCTIVITY RESOURCE THEY KNOW ABOUT OR USE TO OFFER TO THE GROUP!
IV. Announcements / Closing Remarks (7:55 PM)
Upcoming meetups, events, and programs announcements. All announcements must be sent to the Meetup Organizer within the RSVP form to announce to the group, at his/her sole discretion. Thank you!