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Discussion Forum > Post your DDD stats line here if using RealAF

Just started Day 3 of Real AutoFocus. I'm using a pocket notebook that has room for 26 tasks per page. For the near future, I intend to log statistics each morning on one line in three columns, as follows:

Wed26Jul 2-4;4-3;5-4;6-1 8=4+2+2

Column decoder:

1. date

2. notebook page numbers and count of remaining tasks, for each active page (before DDD)

3. count of tasks 'above the line' that were deleted, deferred, and done

My page numbers will jump a bit since I'm interspersing non-task pages throughout the notebook.

Anyone else care to share their stats?
July 27, 2017 at 2:16 | Registered Commenterubi
27 Jul 17 - 115.
All task are recorded as emails hence in one long list.
July 27, 2017 at 15:21 | Unregistered CommenterMrBacklog
erm, DDD stats meaning how many are deleted/deferred/done, not how many left.
July 27, 2017 at 17:22 | Registered CommenterAlan Baljeu
"Wed26Jul","2-4;4-3;5-4;6-1","8=4+2+2"
"Thu27Jul","5-4,6-5,11-6","5=4+0+1"

(formatted for convient copy-paste to CSV file, quoted to prevent formula evals)
July 27, 2017 at 19:43 | Registered Commenterubi
Ubi - I'm not sure I can do what you're doing. My pages are longer (37 lines) so I don't have multiple pages with open tasks. What is it you're curious about? Is it (1) the number of tasks added each day and (2) the number that require DDD when each new day starts?
July 27, 2017 at 23:37 | Unregistered CommenterZane
Zane,

When Mark tested this system (prior to revealing the details), he tracked the number of remaining tasks on consecutively numbered pages, and showed how they bunched up near the end of the list. He also mentioned that he was surprised at how few tasks remained for the DDD clearing step. I'm merely keeping track of where my remaining tasks land, and specifically how I'm dealing with the DDD step. I am curious about how well the DDD process will work for everyone that tries RealAF.

Alan's critique addresses the title of this thread - if that part is interesting to you, just consider Column 3.

No pressure!
July 28, 2017 at 4:38 | Registered Commenterubi
Ubi - I answered but don't see my post so here it is again.

I tried to add my stats earlier but got pulled away. I'll update on Monday.
July 28, 2017 at 23:08 | Unregistered CommenterZane
"Wed26Jul","2-4;4-3;5-4;6-1","8=4+2+2"
"Thu27Jul","5-4;6-5;11-6","5=4+0+1"
"Fri28Jul","6-3,11-3;12-7","5=4+1+0"
"Sat29Jul","12-2;13-8","0=0+0+0"
"Sun30Jul","12-2;13-6;16-11","5=2+3+0"
"Mon31Jul","13-3;16-4;17-4","4=4+0+0"
"Tue01Aug","16-2;17-4;18-15","2=2+0+0"
"Wed02Aug","17-2;18-8;20-4","2=0+1+1"
August 3, 2017 at 0:20 | Registered Commenterubi
After one week, I'm surprised that the count of my DBY/DDD items has stayed in the single digits each day - very manageable. Also, this system seems to keep my list down to 2 or 3 small pages. I like it!
August 3, 2017 at 0:25 | Registered Commenterubi
Weekdays (when I'm in office away from my homelist for 8 hours), I have ~25 lines used per day. I have 10 items to clear out today. Looking over them, I anticipate doing 5 and defering 5. I have deleted things in past, none today though.

I have no stats for yesterday because I tore out the page and trashed it. Nice clean feeling only having a couple pages to look at ever.
August 10, 2017 at 13:59 | Registered CommenterAlan Baljeu
I have been on vacation the last week and will be back home tonight & in the office tomorrow. The last day I was in the office was a hectic day and I never moved above the line. (Although I did glance above it briefly to find a few must-dos.)

I'm looking forward to seeing how easy or difficult it will be to pick up the messy list and carry on. I'll post some stats when I do.
August 10, 2017 at 15:46 | Unregistered CommenterZane
"Wed26Jul","2-4;4-3;5-4;6-1","8=4+2+2"
"Thu27Jul","5-4;6-5;11-6","5=4+0+1"
"Fri28Jul","6-3,11-3;12-7","5=4+1+0"
"Sat29Jul","12-2;13-8","0=0+0+0"
"Sun30Jul","12-2;13-6;16-11","5=2+3+0"
"Mon31Jul","13-3;16-4;17-4","4=4+0+0"
"Tue01Aug","16-2;17-4;18-15","2=2+0+0"
"Wed02Aug","17-2;18-8;20-4","2=0+1+1"
"Thu03Aug","18-1;20-12; 21-8","1=0+0+1"
"Fri04Aug","20-3;21-3;24-10","3=1+0+2"
"Sat05Aug","24-3;25-8","0=0+0+0"
"Sun06Aug","24-2;25-3;26-5","4=0+0+4"
"Mon07Aug","26-7;27-7","0=0+0+0"
"Tue08Aug","26-3;27-4;28-3","3=2+1+0"
"Wed09Aug","27-3;28-2;29-3","3=1+1+1"
August 10, 2017 at 23:57 | Registered Commenterubi
I stopped keeping track of these stats today & going forward. I think this system is working very well for me, and am still surprised I don't end up having to defer much at all!
August 10, 2017 at 23:59 | Registered Commenterubi
I know this isn't how you were keeping stats Ubi, but here's how I'm going to track for a while.

At the beginning of the day:
above the line: 21 done, 16 to do
below the line: 3 done, 4 to do
August 12, 2017 at 4:07 | Unregistered CommenterZane
At the beginning of the day:
above the line: 29 done, 14 to do
below the line: 6 done, 8 to do
August 14, 2017 at 21:50 | Unregistered CommenterZane