Thursday, January 12, 2012

Getting Things Done with Highrise

I have long dabbled with Highrise by 37signals as a platform for organizing and Getting Things Done.  For the new year I decided to wipe my canvas clean and rebuild from scratch.  I had tried to use Contacts as the basis for my Tasks but have found that Cases seem to fit this need more appropriately in regard to Projects and Teams.

My basic setup looks like this - Contexts are defined traditionally within the Categories area of Highrise:

To further break down items I have also created Cases for all my major areas of focus.  These include Projects, Teams, Committees, and Focus Areas:

If you are familar with the basic GTD methodology this should make sense.  If not I highly suggest checking out the book: Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity

Adding tasks under Contacts will continue to serve their purpose for niche items but over time I found that my deliverable to individual contact was more than likely a deliverable related to a larger project or organizational initiative.

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