Getting Things Done artifacts/systems for organizing action.

  • Projects list.
  • Project support materials.
  • Calendar: actions or prompts with specific timing.
  • Next actions lists.
  • Waiting for lists.
  • Reference materials.
  • Someday/maybe lists.
  • Suspense file: 12 folders for each upcoming month and 31 folders for current month’s days to hold items actionable later.


  1. David Allen, Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity, Revised edition (New York City: Penguin Books, 2015). (See notes.)