Welcome to GTD for CIO’s

If you are a CIO or any senior level technology executive then most likely you have a stressful life with so many demands on your time that there is literally not enough time in a day to get it all done.  I have found an extremely effective way to balance all of the commitments in your life and it is called Getting Things Done or GTD for short.

What’s the essence of Getting Things Done?  GTD provides the most systematic and effective way to manage all the commitments you have to yourself and others.  GTD’s key benefit is freedom – freedom from the sources of distraction and stress in your life.

David Allen’s first book Getting Things Done – The Art of Stress Free Productivity is the basis for my work-life management system that has evolved over the years.  I do not literally practice David Allan’s version of GTD but rather use the basic concepts and modify or adapt them to the reality of my life.  In this blog I hope to share what has worked for me – the tools, processes and methodology that make up GTD for CIOs.

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3 Responses to Welcome to GTD for CIO’s

  1. Joanna Arce says:

    Thank you for your response! It is a work in progress 🙂

  2. j4CAA says:

    How long should an “initial capture” take in a time-sensitive office setting? Also, do you keep track of your completed tasks?

    • The initial capture can take quite a while (up to a few hours) to inventory everything but once that is done it should be only a few minutes to capture stuff in real time as it comes up.

      I used to “check off” completed items as done but abandoned it. Now I just delete them as I complete them. There is a bit of satisfaction to seeing items as complete but I found it more bother than it was worth.

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