What we're about

Getting Things Done Pittsburgh (GTD PGH) Productivity Group is a community of local personal productivity enthusiasts who enjoy discussing and sharing ideas/resources centering on David Allen's work, started with his well-regarded book on personal productivity, Getting Things Done®, in and around the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania metropolitan area. It's that simple!

We do this by...

1) discussing components of the Getting Things Done methodology at the group meetups;
2) discussing, publishing and publicizing new GTD concepts/products of David Allen & Co. (as well as others) that improve upon members' GTD implementations;
3) inviting members (those new and old to GTD) to the group to share their background with GTD, challenges they are currently facing, and information and resource collaboration; and,
4) providing an online platform to connect outside of our monthly meetups about your ideas, challenges, SUCCESSES, and more with GTD.

Once a quarter (and sometimes more often) we host seminars and workshops by GTD experts to teach Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced level material to members interested in growing in their GTD practice.

Who should join?

If you have ever thought, "I could be more productive." Or, "I need to stop procrastinating on major goals in my life." Or, "Where did all this clutter come from?" you're a good candidate for this Meetup. If you have read David Allen's materials, or even tried to implement GTD into your life, work or personal, join us. If you are a GTD black belt ninja and would like to share your GTD skills and knowledge with others. Well, this is the Meetup for you too!

When do we meet?

Our meetups are posted on the meetup site as scheduled, so check the main page often to see when they're announced!

If you have any questions, please message Ray Sidney-Smith (https://www.meetup.com/members/6779661/), the Founder/Meetup Organizer.

Note: GTD® and Getting Things Done® are registered trademarks of the David Allen Company. This group is not affiliated with or officially endorsed by the David Allen Company.

Upcoming events (2)

Weekly Review Accountability Party (WRAP)

Online event

Are you doing your Weekly Review this week? I hope the answer is yes!

Get ready for your Weekly Review and join us at the Weekly Review Accountability Party! We start at 10:30 AM Eastern *every Friday.* (Check the GTD Weekly Review Accountability Party channel in Personal Productivity Club for other WRAP events that might be happening throughout the week via https://www.personalproductivity.club/groups/1597816/.)

What is the Weekly Review Accountability Party?
We are GTDers looking for greater accountability to setting aside time to perform our Weekly Reviews. This is a weekly event where you can join other GTDers who are doing their Weekly Reviews.

Also, check out this episode of ProductivityCast, Episode 045, "Weekly Review: Getting Things Done (GTD)," via https://productivitycast.net/045 or your favorite podcast app!

WRAP Rules
1) Show up at the time of the Weekly Review Accountability Party (WRAP). We use Zoom, a video meeting software, to host this WRAP; you need to use the link provided, then download and install Zoom to connect with the group...it's free for you to do so.

If it asks for a password: gtdwrap

2) Start your video, say hello to the group, mix and mingle before we all get started.

I suggest, if you haven't done so before, complete the GTD-Q to know where you are at: https://gettingthingsdone.com/gtd-q/. (I do this before every Weekly Review to help me track how well my system is keeping me in the C&C quadrant. You may not wish to do this weekly; that's OK.)

I will walk any newbies through a quick introduction of the Weekly Review if needed, we'll introduce ourselves briefly, and then I'll mute everyone's microphones.

3) Start your Weekly Review. Please stay muted as not to distract others, but stay on video for accountability.

We allot two hours for the event, but some will do their Weekly Review in more time, some in less time. If we get to two hours and you're still working on your Weekly Review, that's fine. The host will end the Zoom, but you should keep going to complete yours!

Introductions (while the numbers are reasonable)

Where are you connecting from (city/state)
Recent Success
Set the stage

Set yourself up for a quality Weekly Review: Music, beverage, snack, and all tools and resources needed for the review. Consistency is key here, too.

Optional: GTD-Q.

Optional: Do a quick mind sweep to capture any loose thoughts you need to come back to after your review, or into your inbox for this review
Weekly Review Checklist

Check-ins (Every 40 minutes - Clear. Current. Creative.)


Continue your Weekly Review if you're still working on it even when we disconnect from Zoom!

That's a WRAP!

Meeting Password: gtdwrap

GTD|REFRESH: Determining the Next-Action(s) for Complex Projects

Join us for GTD Café on December 14, 2021! We’ll be discussing how to figure out what the next-actions are for complex projects, and the importance of the GTD principles surrounding personal project management.

*** Please log in between 10-15 minutes early to get your audio/video working, mix-and-mingle, and complete the Challenges Forum signup form so we can start promptly! ***

0. Joining the Virtual Meeting Room & Mix-and-Mingle (5:45 PM - 6:00 PM)

Please note that you will join this Meetup via Zoom.us, a free, Web-based meeting and phone conferencing software. You need to have a microphone and speakers working on your computer or laptop to connect by computer/laptop/mobile device with high-speed Internet access. For the best experience, instead of speakers, we suggest using headphones (the kind you plug into the 35mm audio jack in your computer or laptop) if you have a pair.

You can join the Zoom meeting by PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android.

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If it asks for a Passcode:[masked]

There is a backup phone option for audio, if you cannot connect by audio through your computer or laptop over your Internet connection.

To join the Zoom Meeting, visit the link in this event and type your name when it asks. If you cannot join by computer audio, there is an option when you launch the meeting to dial-in by phone.

I suggest you visit https://zoom.us/download#client_4meeting to download the "Zoom Client for Meetings" on your PC, Mac or Linux computer/laptop, or https://zoom.us/download#mobile_app for the iOS and Android OS device mobile app links, prior to the meeting. If you would like to familiarize yourself with Zoom or need further help joining the meeting, please visit https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362193-Joining-a-Meeting.)

I. Introductions + Challenges Forum (~6:05 PM)

A. Introductions - Each member will introduce yourself briefly, tell us what you do professionally (or otherwise), your GTD experience, and a recent success with your productivity implementation and/or life.

B. Challenges Forum - We'll give a few minutes to have the group help each member with solutions to challenges we may be facing currently with life or work circumstances with our productivity system. These are specific productivity challenges and only one challenge per member for time's sake.

* * * Please complete the Challenges Forum form here: https://forms.gle/4Eg73yoKmig75Qqf6 * * *

II. GTD|REFRESH: Determining the Next-Action(s) for Complex Projects

Not all projects are created equal, and some projects are complex enough to need a different level of management. This can include using the Natural Planning Model (NPM) to other project management methodologies.

At its core, personal project management in a GTD perspective needs to drive down to the next-action. When projects go from simple to complex, identifying and committing to the right next-action(s) can be difficult (mentally or emotionally). So, we’ll break down together how we go about project planning and management for these complex projects.

Join us, bring your copy of Getting Things Done [https://amzn.to/3c8jKNA] (and/or Making It All Work [https://amzn.to/30tbRQi]) to reference, and let’s have a great discussion!

III. GTD Resource Sharing (7:30 PM)

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.

IV. Announcements / Closing Remarks (7:45 PM)

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