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Just-In-Time PM #5: The Iron Triangle

In Part 4, I introduced the idea of “intermediate packets.” Instead of delivering value in a big project that spans huge amounts of time, we

3 🔒 May 20, 2018 by Tiago Forte

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Just-In-Time PM #6: Evolving Deliverables

In Part 5, I introduced The Iron Triangle of Project Management and the idea that any given deliverable can be reduced or expanded in scope

1 🔒 May 22, 2018 by Tiago Forte

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Just-In-Time PM #7: Interaction Over Consumption

In Part 6, I recommended treating any deliverable (whether it’s a simple email all the way to a full-fledged product) as a series of evoluti

1 🔒 May 22, 2018 by Tiago Forte

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Just-In-Time PM #8: Divergence and Convergence

In Part 7, I argued for the importance of interacting with information, instead of just passively consuming it. Interaction results in bette

1 🔒 May 23, 2018 by Tiago Forte

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Just-In-Time PM #9: Placeholders

In Part 8, we looked at divergence and convergence as the two fundamental modes of all creative work. Now let’s see what this looks like in

3 🔒 May 23, 2018 by Tiago Forte

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Just-In-Time PM #10: Structure, Features, and Purpose

In Part 9, I explained why it is so important to create placeholders for your work-in-process: to allow you to pursue multiple projects acro

1 🔒 May 27, 2018 by Tiago Forte

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Just-In-Time PM #11: Late Starts on the Critical Path

In Part 10, I argued that digital knowledge work was fundamentally different than other kinds of work, because its structure, features, and

3 🔒 May 28, 2018 by Tiago Forte

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Just-In-Time PM #12: Just-In-Case to Just-In-Time

In Part 11, I introduced the concept of a “critical path” of tasks in a project, and the rationale for pushing tasks as late as possible on

3 🔒 May 30, 2018 by Tiago Forte

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Just-In-Time PM #13: Component Thinking

In Part 12, I described the shift from a just-in-case to a just-in-time philosophy of work, using late starts as an example of the benefits

1 🔒 May 31, 2018 by Tiago Forte

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Just-In-Time PM #14: Personal Productivity Networks

In Part 13, we looked at the benefits of Component Thinking, which involves thinking of any product we are working on as made up of subcompo

3 🔒 Jun 1, 2018 by Tiago Forte

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Just-In-Time PM #15: Multithreading

In Part 14, we looked at the potential for massively increasing our bandwidth by creating “personal productivity networks.” These networks a

3 🔒 Jun 2, 2018 by Tiago Forte

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Just-In-Time PM #16: Effective ROA

In Part 15, I advocated for multithreading, or weaving together multiple projects to take advantage of unexpected opportunities and synergie

1 🔒 Jun 3, 2018 by Tiago Forte

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Just-In-Time PM #17: States of Mind

In Part 16, we refined our understanding of Return on Attention by taking into account our biggest constraint as knowledge workers – not jus

1 🔒 Jun 5, 2018 by Tiago Forte

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Just-In-Time PM #18: Motivational Waves

In Part 17, I argued that unique states of mind are the most powerful resource available to knowledge workers. But these states are difficul

1 🔒 Jun 8, 2018 by Tiago Forte

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Just-In-Time PM #19: Explosive Inspiration

In Part 18, I introduced the idea that our states of mind come and go in “waves of motivation,” and that we should try to use them to our ad

3 🔒 Jun 10, 2018 by Tiago Forte

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Just-In-Time PM #20: Speed as a Capability

In Part 19, I argued that continuously finding new sources of motivation was the most important challenge for knowledge workers, and that th

3 🔒 Jun 10, 2018 by Tiago Forte

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PARA Part 8: Core Principles of Digital Organization

Over the past year, I’ve seen P.A.R.A. implementations of all shapes and sizes. I’ve seen them from every corner of the globe, in languages

7 🔒 Jun 25, 2018 by Tiago Forte

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Progressive Summarization VI: Core Principles of Knowledge Capture

It might seem absurd that something as simple as a method of highlighting could be so important to a person’s productivity and learning. Eve

0 🔒 Jul 8, 2018 by Tiago Forte

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Why I’m Moving to Mexico

My partner Lauren and I are moving to Mexico City later this year. This post explains why, both to clarify for myself, and to be able to sha

0 🔒 Jul 25, 2018 by Tiago Forte

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You Need a Budget: 13 Parallels Between Money and Productivity

I recently read and took notes on You Need a Budget (YNAB-Affiliate Link), a popular book on personal finance and budgeting (with accompanyi

8 🔒 Aug 7, 2018 by Tiago Forte

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The 5 Challenges of Becoming a Digital Nomad

In Part 1 of the Going Nomad series, I explained why my partner Lauren and I are moving to Mexico at the end of the year. In Part 2, I’ll te

0 🔒 Aug 15, 2018 by Tiago Forte

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The Personal Narrative Vision

In my previous article on how I perform my Annual Review, I briefly discussed the Personal Narrative Vision (PNV) exercise. I’ve developed t

0 🔒 Sep 2, 2018 by Tiago Forte

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The Design of a Weekly Review

The most important practice that I recommend everyone adopt for their personal productivity is a Weekly Review – a regular reflection on the

8 🔒 Sep 17, 2018 by Tiago Forte

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A Maker’s Ethos in the Era of Networked Attention

Once upon a time, we faced the scourge of Information Overload. Too many emails with too many details producing too many open loops to keep

0 🔒 Oct 9, 2018 by Tiago Forte

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Tiago’s Life Goals

I’ve decided to post my list of life goals here, after years of being cagey and secretive about them. My fear has been that people will some

2 🔒 Oct 11, 2018 by Tiago Forte