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Originally Posted by avernet View Post
If you're not organizing while processing, and you regularly review your projects (and I assume re-organize them at that point if necessary), when does the organizing phase come in the picture as something that is done independently from processing or reviewing?

I tend to organize in a couple different places. I'll sometimes reorganize a project during a review, especially if I notice that I'm not making progress on the project due to a lack of sufficient planning or to poorly specified next actions. The David advocates for this in the GTD book. I'll also do some organizing if OF is showing a "next" action that isn't actually actionable. Finally, I'll sometimes just create a new next action, "organize foo project" if foo is completely out of whack.

I know I'm mixing some phases, but I find mixing processing and organizing to be the most harmful personally, so try hardest to avoid that.