GTD: The Roadmap

David Allen is coming to Minneapolis tomorrow with his GTD: The Roadmap seminar and I get to go. I am very excited and hope that it will help me down the road to getting everything done even further. I will post about the experience this weekend and see if I can offer any insights that others have not already provided. Stay tuned…

The Wisdom of Merlin

Merlin Mann over at 43 Folders has been doing some in depth articles that are nothing short of invaluable. These include the following:

  • Building a Smarter To-Do List, Part 1 and Part 2 – The best article on using a to-do list ever! This sums up all of his previous writing on to-do list effectiveness but expands on several of the topics.
  • Writing Sensible E-mail Messages – Become a good e-mail citizen. Create e-mails that give the recipient all the info they need (and none of the stuff they don’t) so that you can get what you want to achieve from the effort.
  • Amazing work and well worth the time it takes to read them.

    Forget Feature Requests

    For those that don’t know me, I used to work at a major Macintosh software developer. I was a Quality Assurance Specialist. Part of the position left me in charge of receiving, cataloging, prioritizing and, in part, implementing feature requests. Let me tell you, this alone could have been my full time job. Now was all of this management of these requests really needed? I mean, after all, any of us QA folks could have rattled off any of the most frequent requests at the drop of a hat. Therefore, it is a really bold move to submit the argument that Jason Fried does. He argues that developers should read feature requests and then throw them away. You read that right – Throw them away!

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