Getting Things Done Presentation

I started writing another post earlier about a browser bug I spent most of Friday tracking down, but it was so obscure and weird that I ended up boring myself when I was about halfway done. I figured that if I couldn’t bring myself to finish it, I couldn’t expect you to actually read it. So, I scrapped it and came back later with a new topic.

On Wednesday we’re having a rare all-staff meeting in Fargo, and I was asked by Jody to spend a few minutes talking to the group about a couple of things. First, I’m going to give the staff an update on the new website, which I hope will be ready to go within the month. I have a feeling that moving the current content into Movable Type will take longer than I expect though, so my estimate may be off.

The main thing I’ll be talking about though, is the Getting Things Done philosophy. I’m really looking forward to sharing the ideas offered in David Allen’s book. The principles are simple, making it easy to get started. It is somewhat challenging to stick with in the long term though, so I’ll be sharing the parts I’ve had trouble with since I began using the GTD system in February.

My goal is to provide a simple overview of the Getting Things Done system so that my coworkers understand the basics enough to start using it as soon as they’re back in the office. I just hope I can do it justice!