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Hi,
I'm only one week into using omnifocus, but used it to "deliver" my daughters party project without forgetting anything and not being up til silly hours fretting whether I had!

I've started to put in some work based projects and actions, but I am struggling particularly on one thing at the moment.
I do project management and resource management amongst other things, and will often get a vague email requesting someone and I need to determine the who, what and book the when myself. Determining the who and what relies heavily on others for input, technically, financially, etc and I need to make sure I know where these emails/phone calls have got to.

I set up a resource management context as this isn't a project, but a job role effectively, but I'd like to keep track of when I'm waiting on key people as I have weekly reviews with them (heads of two teams ), so I also have waiting on contexts for these key people.

My bother is that I now have a truckload of tasks with no project, as they are mostly single actions. Should I be bothered by this? Should I set up a resource management project even though it's a project I can effectively never deliver?

Any ideas for a newbie to both GTD and omnifocus would be appreciated (and sorry if this is a little long winded!)
 
I think your concern about the truckload of tasks is good, as is your idea for collecting them.

I use a single action list* for this purpose.It's a collection of loosely related tasks, but there's no single goal which will be accomplished when all the tasks are done.

*Create a project and then change its type to the blue "shoebox" icon.
 
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I think your concern about the truckload of tasks is good, as is your idea for collecting them.

I use a single action list* for this purpose.It's a collection of loosely related tasks, but there's no single goal which will be accomplished when all the tasks are done.

*Create a project and then change its type to the blue "shoebox" icon.
Thanks lizard, I'm using the iPad version so have set up a couple of single action tasks.
 
 


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