Getting Things Done

Updated: Jul 18, 2020 at 4:11am
Created: Jul 12, 2020 at 2:07pm


  • [[OKR]] (Objectives and Key Results) is a goal system used by Google and others. It is a simple tool to create alignment and engagement around measurable goals. Read more in the [[OKR]] node.

🎳 DRI-RAPID Framework

  • [[DRI-RAPID Framework]] will be useful in defining the people involved in an iniatitive/project to bring clarity and velocity.
  • Defining [[DRI]] alone can be useful in small orgs.

✅ Todo lists & GTD

  • GTD on The Great CEO Within shows a method execs can implement to setup their own getting things done framework.
  • Generally, recommend using a simple / lightweight tool for tracking your personal/team todos. This is different from issue tracking (which is centered around product/projects).
  • If you want to learn more about GTD (Getting Things Done), check out the original website.
  • Recommended tools
    • Todoist
    • Things
    • But using things like Stacks (yes, this very software), Notion, or Evernote, or any text editor of your choice can be just as effective as long as you build your own cadence and methodology.

🚴 Weekly Dashboard

  • The Interview w/ [[Marc Andreessen]] on the Observer Effect shows a glimpse of "Weekly Dashboard", which is implemented natively into Stacks as you can see from the sidebar.
  • How to use Weekly Dashboard
    • Put things into your calendar to get it done. If you are on manager's schedule, if it's not on your calendar, it's probably not happening. Allocate time on the calendar. Then add high-level items on the left column #1 of the weekly dashboard.
    • Projects / status are on the middle column #2. Write out projects that you need to keep track of. The status, what's next, who's the [[DRI]] of the project.
    • Queue is on the right column #3. You break it down by context of your operation (by location or by roles). What needs to be scheduled next. What needs to be assigned / discussed next. What can be slotted into the further future (high-level backlog).

⏲ Meetings and Cadences

  • Have a regular cadence for your 1on1s, exec team meetings, and company standups/all-hands. More to be written here soon.
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