GTD with Nirvana

GTD, or “Getting Things Done” is about the only way that I can stay on top of the multitude of tasks and projects that I am responsible for. Having a smooth online system is pretty key to improved productivity. For me it’s not about it being the only system, but one that compliments my index card based system.

The most promising software in recent months is Nirvana, which has been rolling out the features and listens to the community of users through blog posts and forums. Check out this video for a glimpse of the basic set of features…

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Project Management and the Blackberry

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I’ve avoided the “crackberry” wave. I love my Palm T3, wish it were online, but understand that if it were, the stack of emails that I like to process in a lump would likely trickle in all day.

Perhaps all of that is about to change. From a recent press release.

New software for the RIM BlackBerry provides a mobile interface for personal task and collaborative project management. Users can remotely add tasks via keyboard or voice call, and can browse and update tasks in personal or group projects. The software provides a pervasive experience: task data and projects can be accessed via the BlackBerry, the Mentat web interface, or Mentat-enabled 3rd party applications.

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Invoicing for Engineers

PJSM recently released their Architectural and Engineering Financial Performance Survey for the American industry. One of the telling findings for most consultants is that clients tend to take about 67 days to pay their bills. PJSM’s solution from the survey is to:

“Send invoices to clients promptly and often. Issue bills more than
once a month, simplify your bills, create unit prices for routine
activities, and don’t hold bills to resolve minor issues.”

To read the free CEO summary of the survey, click here (PDF 20 pages), or you could purchase the document for about $400. My advice… read the summary.

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