My personal productivity challenge

In my previous post In Pursuit of personal and team productivity I talked about general problems.  In this post I talk briefly about my problems.  My company:

  1. Uses Notes for email and some applications
  2. Has an extensive Intranet for functional web sites, news, standards etc
  3. Uses Plumbtree as its portal and to host communities, some are still hosted on Notes
  4. Some of the projects I am working on use MS Project Server
  5. Others use just MS Project
  6. My company uses Lotus Sametime for IM
  7. One of my project teams uses Microsoft Exchange IM
  8. External contacts use MSN IM
  9. Some of the projects use a Windows file server for project files
  10. My function uses a Notes Database as its repository for Work In progress and approval
  11. Some of the projects use WSS, for documents, risks, issues and changes
  12. Some use spreadsheets
  13. Some of the projects use an in house developed collaboration server
  14. My customers use even more systems, some MS Team Services, others use Documentum

What do I use, in addition to all of the above:

  1. I use my local disk for all my work in progress, archive, to read, to review, to watch etc
  2. The family email is accessed using Outlook express
  3. My personal email is accessed using Outlook, because I use Newsgator for RSS
  4. I use Onenote for note taking and for my daily log
  5. I use Radio for my blog
  6. I use Office 2003 Pro most of the day

I have a range of different devices, which I talked about here.

I think this mess is pretty typical, but one thing I know – it certainly is not productive!

Steve Richards

I'm retired from work as a business and IT strategist. now I'm travelling, hiking, cycling, swimming, reading, gardening, learning, writing this blog and generally enjoying good times with friends and family

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