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From: Viktor Rosenfeld <listuser36@googlemail.com>
To: emacs-orgmode@gnu.org
Subject: Re: What do you use to identify projects (in the GTD sense)
Date: Sun, 11 Dec 2011 17:49:48 +0100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20111211164948.GA1082@kenny.fritz.box> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <87ty7ge2p1.fsf@norang.ca>

I use Bernt's approach with a few modifications. Basically I don't use
subprojects. I think Bernt's handling of subprojects is broken, because
a NEXT keyword burried in a subproject keeps the entire project off the
stuck projects lists. (Please correct me if I'm wrong.)

My solution is to move a project's task that itself requires subtasks
out of the project and make it a top-level project in itself.

This makes archiving somewhat cumbersome, as (sub) projects may get
archived out of order. But for me archiving is a very manual process
anyway. I delete lots of done projects or move the information to a
notes file.

I also have a lot of simple tasks that aren't really part of project.
(Like "watch my sister's kids". What project would I put that under?)
These one-shot tasks appear on my next action agenda block along with
project next action. They do not appear in the "Stuck projects" agenda
block if they dont' have a NEXT keyword, but in a a seperate agenda
block, because there is no need to determine the next action. I just
have to determine the work context or maybe schedule them for a
particular day.

Bernt Hansen wrote:

> Marcelo de Moraes Serpa <celoserpa@gmail.com> writes:
> > I'm wondering if you make the distinction between projects and
> > actionable items.
> > How do you do it? 
> http://doc.norang.ca/org-mode.html#Projects
> -Bernt

  parent reply	other threads:[~2011-12-11 16:49 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 11+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2011-10-10  6:21 What do you use to identify projects (in the GTD sense) Marcelo de Moraes Serpa
2011-10-10 11:30 ` Daniel Bausch
2011-10-10 18:44   ` Marcelo de Moraes Serpa
2011-10-11  6:20     ` Daniel Bausch
2011-10-11  1:28 ` Bernt Hansen
2011-10-11  8:16   ` Sven Bretfeld
2011-12-11 16:49   ` Viktor Rosenfeld [this message]
2011-12-11 22:18     ` Bernt Hansen
2011-12-12 18:29       ` Viktor Rosenfeld
2011-12-12 19:58         ` Bernt Hansen
2011-12-15 14:41         ` Defining dependencies (was: What do you use to identify projects (in the GTD sense)) Karl Voit

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