Step 9 to GTD Mastery is: I have a Master Projects List.
My HipRock serves as my projects list.
It’s created using the Current Project Outline report from Thinking Rock.
This report lists all my projects and sub-projects in bold. The project’s next action is in normal text. Inactive/future project actions are in grey text. You can see this below.
Leo over at Zen Habits wrote a great series on his simplified GTD system, ZTD (Zen to Done). ZTD focuses on simplicity and your goals. Needless to say, when Leo expanded ZTD into a full eBook, I purchased a copy. In the book, he expands upon his ten habits to ZTD Mastery (sounds familiar). The 8th habit is to eliminate all but the absolute essential tasks. With this in mind, I’ve cut down significantly on my projects, either moving them to Someday/Maybe or simply deleting them.
Like my next actions list, ThinkingRock’s projects report creates a PDF file. My projects’ PDF is always less than 2 pages. I’m able to print all my projects and all their actions on the other side of my next actions list.