After reading in several blogs about David Allen and his book/process Getting Things Done, I decided to give it a try. The set-up has been significant, and I'm not done by any stretch, but I've finished my inbox, and for the first time since the day I started at Microsoft, my inbox is empty!
Jeff Sandquist has been a wonderful source of information on the process, as well as encouragement. The inbox took me right about 3.5 hours of focused effort, going from around 430 emails (all already thread compressed) to zero. Boy does zero feel good... WOO HOO!
If you are thinking of using this process, here are a couple of my implementation notes: