So I've been challenged in my Open University course to try and understand a bunch more about time management and how it can help me.Being a Lotus bod I decided to take another look at eProductivity that I saw demonstrated at Lotusphere 2009, but Erick Mack and David Allen of GTD fame.
Having listened to David Allen read his Getting Things Done (GTD) book a bunch of times (I have it as an audio book), I think I get the process. I have no decided to take the plunge and investigate integrating that into my Lotus Notes mail file to get the full effect of what it can do for me. eProductivity is just such an application that will change the look, feel and functionality of my mail file. It's safe for me as I know how to control the security in Notes (ECL) and I have complete control over my mail file (Manager Access). If after evaluating this on a 4 week trial I discover that it's not for me then I can revert back to the Lotus designed mail file and nothing will be lost. You have to love Notes for it's flexibility.
So here goes, downloading the template now and replacing the design of my mail file this morning. Then it's off to lunch for a stiff drink. ;o) When I come back I'll start the spring clean with a trawl through my existing inbox and work out what needs to go where.
I'll post my progress and let you all know how I'm getting on as I get into this. I'll also share any tips and tricks I find along the way.
Full Disclosure I feel it only fair to inform everyone that I will not be hiding anything in these blog posts, but if I like eProductivity, they have offered me a free license if I want to continue using it. All I have to do is blog about it. But I want you all to know that if it's bad, needs changing, crashes my mail file, revolutionizes my life or annoys the life out of me, I'll be telling everyone. My thanks go to Erik Mack and Ryan Heathers for offering this opportunity to me.