Sunday, April 15th, 2007

Getting Things Done + Rhodia

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Getting Things Done + Rhodia

Kenji OHTA runs a blog called GTD+R, based on GTD (Getting Things Done), the popular action management method as applied to Rhodia notepads. He walks us thru his Card Game metaphor; detailed instructions on how to make task lists that’s as easy as it gets: Write down the task on paper, prepare the field to sort them easily, slip into pocket, and get the things done anytime, anywhere.

Getting Things Done + Rhodia

    I am a software engineer. I always need to thrash out the tasks in my work. I list up the operation as task, check it it’s done or not, and know the progress for the project. The thrashing out the tasks is the most important factor for that the project goes well.

    GTD declare the process how to act with the complete details. “Collecting” -> “Handling” -> “Arrangement” -> “Review” -> “Exception” It is easy way to clear up the work flow for anybody. And all you need is paper and pencil.

    By writing down the tasks on the RHODIA, it is easy to carry, move, and sort it. I made new way by mixing GTD and managing the tasks with RHODIA.

    I call it “GTD + R”.

Getting Things Done + Rhodia

Getting Things Done + Rhodia

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7 thoughts on “Getting Things Done + Rhodia

  1. 8 years later and I am still using the notepads and this system. I’ve deviated here and there to see if anything else worked as well but nothing has…Just started a new Rhodia pad this week! I would love to know what Kenji is doing these days.

  2. As I mentioned, I downloaded Kenji’s files and printed them on A4 paper. (I had to pick up some legal sized paper and cut it down a bit). I also took a trip to my local stationers store and picked up a ten pack of the Rhodia 11 pads he recommends. Perfect fit!

    It’s early on but I converted my task management system from GTDinbox which was great but troublesome at time to manage my projects and tasks on the fly to Kenji’s system and it’s worked great so far. I wake up in the morning, sort my tasks with my coffee, and I’m done within minutes. The initial setup to clear everything and do an initial weekly review took about 30 minutes this past Sunday at my local Borders’ bookstore but it was well worth it. I also had more than a few curious looks from folks wondering what I was doing with the “field” and all those pockets.

    So far, so good and it gave me an excuse to buy more RHODIA pads.

  3. As I mentioned, I downloaded Kenji’s files and printed them on A4 paper. (I had to pick up some legal sized paper and cut it down a bit). I also took a trip to my local stationers store and picked up a ten pack of the Rhodia 11 pads he recommends. Perfect fit!

    It’s early on but I converted my task management system from GTDinbox which was great but troublesome at time to manage my projects and tasks on the fly to Kenji’s system and it’s worked great so far. I wake up in the morning, sort my tasks with my coffee, and I’m done within minutes. The initial setup to clear everything and do an initial weekly review took about 30 minutes this past Sunday at my local Borders’ bookstore but it was well worth it. I also had more than a few curious looks from folks wondering what I was doing with the “field” and all those pockets.

    So far, so good and it gave me an excuse to buy more RHODIA pads.

  4. I’m fascinated how a computer engineer can trust personal management to pieces of paper and not on complex programmable systems. For the rest of us mortals, can’t go wrong with it. It’s just paper, no need for geekiness factor or call on tech support.

    Welcome to Rhodia Drive, Scott, and thanks for dropping by.

  5. I’m fascinated how a computer engineer can trust personal management to pieces of paper and not on complex programmable systems. For the rest of us mortals, can’t go wrong with it. It’s just paper, no need for geekiness factor or call on tech support.

    Welcome to Rhodia Drive, Scott, and thanks for dropping by.

  6. This is a very cool way of doing GTD. I’ve used Rhodia pads for a while now and have adapted them to other methods for GTD use but nothing to this extent! I’m going to download these templates (all available at Kenji’s site) and give this a try. It looks doable for the way I GTD.

    BTW…thanks for the awesome blog!

  7. This is a very cool way of doing GTD. I’ve used Rhodia pads for a while now and have adapted them to other methods for GTD use but nothing to this extent! I’m going to download these templates (all available at Kenji’s site) and give this a try. It looks doable for the way I GTD.

    BTW…thanks for the awesome blog!

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