Archive for the 'Dashboard Templates' Category

How to have your contexts and contact them too

Sunday, June 29th, 2008

While I haven’t been at 10.0 level for awhile, I’ve been happily Getting Things Done (GTD) using MindManager, ResultsManager, GyroQ along with the Outlinker, MindReader, Next Action Analysis, and Mark Task Complete macros. In general I’ve found running the NAA script on the daily action dashboard points me at the right widgets to be crank […]

2008 GTD Challenge Results

Monday, February 18th, 2008

Back on New Year’s day I proposed Five Metrics for assessing the state of your GTD system. The idea was to assess the Freshness, Focus, Feasibility, Foresight, and Finishing (5F’s) of your current next actions and combine these into an overall score. The Next Action Analysis macro calculates and sorts these metrics for ResultsManager users […]

The Matrix

Friday, February 8th, 2008

MindManager provides a great environment for group brainstorming on issues and ideas and for organizing information. While you may start out in an unstructured way, you will often find your final product has a 3-level deep structure such as in the Pro/Con analysis shown below. In these cases it can be handy to convert this […]

Next Action Analysis Updated

Monday, January 14th, 2008

The Next Action Analysis tool’s report has evolved quite a bit over the last two weeks (see picture below) since the initial post (5 metrics for assessing your GTD System). Here is a summary of the changes: Added more targeted recommendations for the specific metrics with the most room for improvement along with wiki links […]

Next Action Analysis: 5 Metrics for Assessing your GTD System

Tuesday, January 1st, 2008

I stood by the side of the road a few weeks ago waiting for AAA to show up to change my flat tire. In my PDA I had “Identify day I can get to dealer to replace balding tires” on to do list, where it had sat for several weeks. Here I am with a […]

Building a Custom ResultsManager Dashboard

Sunday, October 7th, 2007

This week I got an inquiry from Sigurdur on whether there was a “Hot Action” ResultsManager dashboard available. I thought it would be useful to capture the process of creating one in a blog post to review the seven steps to creating a custom ResultsManager dashboard using MindManager 7. Sigurdur’s request was for a “Hot […]

ActivityOwner.Com turns 1.0

Tuesday, September 11th, 2007

Although the site’s first post was back in August 2006 (Chapter 1), the first visitors started trickling this a year ago this week to read Committed Projects and Next Actions and Top 20 uses of GyroQ”. Since then the site has accumulated just under 25,000 visits and 100,000 page views. That’s not a lot by […]

Saturday, July 14th, 2007

Bill S. pointed out on the new ActivityOwner forum that one downside of having site content spread out across the blog, wiki and forum is that readers may forget where they saw something and need to search all three individually. Looking into this problem I discovered that Google launched a custom search feature last fall […]

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