I'm using Omnifocus for my GTD implementation. I find myself spending a lot of time defining a lot of next actions. Inevitably by the time I get to next action 6 of 10 the remaining 4 are no longer relevant.
How many actions do you usually define within a (sequential) project? Do you rely on your weekly review to catch up and add more actions to the project? Do you find that this means projects take longer as you would only add more actions once per week?
Thanks for any tips or advice.
Below is a simple example:
Project: Rework process for gathering sales figures
- find currently documented process
- review current process
- draft new process
- show boss new process to review
- finalise new process
- document new process
- socialise new process
Say I get to step 4 and when I discuss the process with the boss we realise that the process isn't really broken, actually all we need to do is educate the staff on the process. In this scenario I've wasted time documenting steps 5 onwards. This is a simple example of course, maybe I actually documented 15 tasks and things got messed up at step 5.